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AoC London Regional Committee

The AoC London Regional Committee guides and directs the work of the regional office. It is formed of principals and chairs, elected to the Committee by their peers. It meets three times a year (dates are below).


Dr Sam Parrett CBE, Group Principal & CEO, London South East Colleges


Joanne Dean, Vice-Chair, Newham Sixth Form College (Vice-Chair)

Tracy Aust, Principal, West Thames College

Gill Burbridge, Principal, Leyton Sixth Form College

Paul Butler, Chair, Waltham Forest College

Stephen Davis, Group Principal and CEO, United Colleges Group

Dr Andrew Gower, Principal, Morley College

Gerry McDonald, Group Principal and CEO, New City College

Caireen Mitchell, Principal & CEO, Croydon College

Gideon Schulman, Chair, Stanmore College

Paul Stephen, Principal and CEO, Newham College

Ian Valvona, Chair, Richmond Upon Thames College

Co-opted and Ex-Offico

Kelly Phillips, Head of College, Orchard Hill College

Regional Committee

All Regional Committee meetings are currently held online.


If you have any questions about the committee, please email Gavin Whitworth, Member Services Manager - South.