AoC NW Regional Committee

The AoC North West Regional Committee comprises an equal number of elected Principals and Chairs from across the region and usually meets four times a year.

Membership from September 2016 is set out below.



Jill Gray, Blackpool Sixth Form College

Anton McGrath, Ashton Sixth Form College

Yana Williams, Hugh Baird College

Anne Pryer, Knowsley Community College

Sue Higginson, Wirral Metropolitan College (Vice-Chair)

Lis Smith, Preston's College

Rachel Kay, Macclesfield College


Reg Haslam, Priestley College

John Boyle, Blackpool Sixth Form College

Phil Watson, Blackburn College

Jackie Flynn, Salford City College



Ex-Officio Members 

Yana Williams - NW Representative on AoC Board 

Stephen Barnes, Nelson & Colne College - NW Representative on Governors Council

Peter Brophy, AoC Director of Finance

Richard Caulfield, AoC Regional Director


Co-opted Members

Lisa Duncalf, Principal, Bridge College (representing Independent Specialist Colleges)

Ann Turner, Principal, Myerscough College (representing land based Colleges)


Dates of Meetings

Friday 23rd September 2016

Tuesday 13th December 2016

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Tuesday 16 May 2017

(Possibly subject to change)


Summary notes of previous meetings


Meeting held on 29 September 2015

Summary note of 29 Sep 2015 (PDF,31.21 KB)

Meeting held on 8 December 2015

Summary Note of 8 Dec 2015 (PDF,31.12 KB)

Meeting held on 23 February 2016

Summary note of 23 Feb (PDF,32.08 KB)

Meeting Held on Tuesday 17 May

Summary Note of May 17 (PDF,31.67 KB)