The College’s Board of Governors (also known as the Corporation) is responsible for:

  • the leadership and oversight of the College – it plays a strategic role; and
  • the educational outcome of the College

The main roles and responsibilities (as determined by the Instruments and Articles) are summed up as follows:

  • The determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the institution and for the oversight of its activities
  • approving the quality strategy of the institution
  • the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Board and for safeguarding their assets
  • approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and the Clerk including, where the Clerk is or is to be appointed as, a member of staff, the Clerk’s appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of pay in the capacity of a member of staff
  • setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.

Other areas that are considered by the Board include:

  • Monitoring and evaluating the College's activities and services
  • strategic planning of long term issues as well as the short and medium-term
  • involvement in the recruitment of senior post holders and the Clerk
  • promoting the College (where appropriate)
  • assessing the effectiveness of the Board (self-assessment)
  • ensuring compliance with legislation and policies adopted by the Board.

All Governors can only be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors - Tracy Cottee by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or postal enquiries sent for the Clerk’s attention to:

Shrewsbury Colleges Group
London Road Campus

Become a Governor

If you would like to know more about the work of the Board and are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the Clerk for more information or complete the enclosed and send to the Clerk at the address above.

Governor Application Form

Student Governors

The Education and Training Foundation has commissioned a short film explaining the benefits of volunteering to be a governor and why people should consider putting themselves forward.

Student engagement is vital to the work of the Governing Body when it comes to improving the quality of teaching and learning and the student experience, and indeed wider governance issues in relation to the College. It is the day-to-day practice, people and resources that enable students to be effective and fully involved in relation to the College’s decision making processes.

Student Governors are a vital part of the College’s Leaner Voice. They work closely with the Student Council, to ensure the Board is made aware of issues affecting students, and that student experience is an integral part of all the Corporation’s decision-making. Find out more on the role of a Student Governor.

There is also information on the role of a Student Governor on the NUS website.


  • Roger Wilson

    Roger Wilson Chair of Board / Chair of Search and Governance Committee

    Roger is Group Chair, Vistage, Peer Group Advisory. He is formerly a Co-opted Finance & Business Operations Committee Member.

  • Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Chair of Quality, Standards & Curriculum Committee - Independent Governor

    Andy is Organisational Development Manager, Harper Adams University. He is a former Learning & Development Manager for NACRO and has extensive experience of supporting education partnerships, including creation and supervision of work experience programmes. Lead Governor for Apprentices and Marketing.

  •  Dr Julian Barratt

    Dr Julian Barratt Co-opted Audit Committee Member

    Julian is a clinical academic nurse practitioner who is Regional Faculty Lead for Advancing Practice with Health Education England in the Midlands, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, and Nurse Coordinator with a charity, Festival Medical Services.

  • Albert Benghiat

    Albert Benghiat Independent Governor

    Albert is the H.E. Link Governor. Albert is a former Associate Lecturer (Geology) at University of Derby and Clinical Director of Cancer Services and Consultant Oncologist, University Hospitals of Leicester.

  • Belinda Greenaway

    Belinda Greenaway Academic Staff Governor

    Belinda is the Academic Staff Governor for the English & Welsh Bridge Campuses. She is a Curriculum Leader at the English Bridge Campus.

  • Helen Hawksworth

    Helen Hawksworth Academic Staff Governor

    Helen is the Academic Staff Governor for the London Road Campus. She is a teacher of English and Maths/Access to Higher Education.

  • Robert Lopez

    Robert Lopez Parent Governor (London Road Campus)

    Robert is self-employed and is also currently a volunteer with the Nescliffe Conservation Society.

  • Graham Mills

    Graham Mills Vice Chair of Board / Chair of Finance, Business & Operations Committee

    Graham is an Entrepreneur Club Development Consultant and Workplace Pensions Consultant. He is a former TSB/Lloyds Bank Commercial Manager.

  • David Pulford

    David Pulford Co-opted Finance & Business Operations Committee Member

    David has 40 years' experience in commercial property, town centre regeneration and retail facilities management. He is formerly an Independent Governor of both Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

  • Kari Quant

    Kari Quant Independent Governor

    Kari works in an independent school, with former experience as Curriculum Manager (& Lecturer) at a FE College. She has extensive experience of working with 16-19 year olds, as well as international students aged 10-17. She has a passion for curriculum & skill development, and embedding enrichment opportunities within learning.

  • Ella Rees

    Ella Rees Student Governor 16 – 19

    Ella is in her second year at the College and is studying for A Level qualifications.

  • John Rowe

    John Rowe Independent Governor and E&D Link Governor

    John is a very experienced and successful primary headteacher with over 17 years of headship experience in a variety of primary school settings. He is currently working for Shropshire Council, providing support and challenge for Shropshire schools, support for schools to prepare for Ofsted inspection, providing training for school leaders and staff.

  • Rex Sartain

    Rex Sartain Independent Governor

    Rex is a School Bursar and retired Lieutenant Colonel. Rex is the Board’s Health & Safety Link Governor. Rex is the Board’s representative on the Radbrook Foundation Board.

  • Colin Sharp

    Colin Sharp Co-opted Audit Committee Member

    Colin has over 20 years’ FCA qualified with recent experience in a Finance Director role for a £28m turnover company in the manufacturing/ retail sector.

  • Jo Sharrock

    Jo Sharrock Independent Governor and Safeguarding and Prevent Link Governor

    Jo is Head of Shrewsbury High School, which is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the largest network of independent girls’ schools in the country. Before entering the teaching profession, Jo worked in the finance industry for HSBC, ABN AMRO, and Goldman Sachs.

  • James Staniforth

    James Staniforth Principal & CEO

    Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Representative.

  • Mike Thompson

    Mike Thompson Independent Governor

    Mike joined the Board in November 2019. He is a former Parent Governor (London Road Campus).

  • Paula Tucker

    Paula Tucker Staff Governor (Support)

    Paula is the Progression Specialist for our Creative Arts and Media students, based at our English Bridge Campus.

Policies, Documents & Minutes

Diagram of the Corporation Meeting Structure

The College’s Board of Governors (also known as the Corporation) is responsible for:
• the leadership and oversight of the College – it plays a strategic role; and
• the educational outcome of the College