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College staff and governors on Queen's Birthday Honours list

14 December 2017

Congratulating college staff and governors who appeared in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, Martin Doel, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “The hard work and dedication of a number of college principals, governors and staff has once again been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and I would like to congratulate them on this occasion. “They work tirelessly to ensure that their students receive top-quality education and training and this is reflected in their awards.” “We are particularly pleased to see to see that Mark White, Chair of the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Governors’ Council and member of AoC’s Board, has been honoured for his services to education with an OBE.” Three students who won Gold Medals at the WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last year also featured on the Honours list. Beauty therapist Rianne Chester from Warrington Collegiate, plumber Gary Doyle from Southern Regional College and cabinet maker Edward Harringman from Chichester College received a Medal of the Order of the British Empire for services to skills. Martin added: “To see the successes of students recognised in this way demonstrates the value that is placed on skills and education in this country.” Receiving honours: CBE Dr Robson Sinclair Davison, Lately Chair, Governing Body, South Eastern Regional College - for services to FE Margaret Joan Serna, Chair, Lincoln College and Managing Director, Thames Group (UK) Ltd – for services to FE Malcolm James Trobe, Interim General Secretary, The Association of School and College Leaders – for services to education OBE Julian Charles Appleyard, Principal, Rochdale Sixth Form College, Lancashire – for services to education Alison Margaret Boulton, lately Chief Executive, Association of National Specialist Colleges – for services to education Pauline Hagen, Principal, North East Wakefield College, Pontefract – for services to education. Anthony Gerard Larkin – lately Director of Business and Enterprise, Royal National College for the Blind – for services to FE and disability sport Roberta Ann McClelland, Deputy Director, reforming FE provision, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – for services to FE and vocational education Enid Josephine (Josie) Teasdale, lately Chair, Barnsley College – for services to education in South Yorkshire Mark White, The Chair Designate of Stockton Riverside College - for services to education particularly in Teesside. MBE Keith Charles Brown, Chair, College of North East London – for services to FE Alan Howard Jerome, Life President, Bradford Grammar School and lately Vice Chair of Corporation, Bradford College - for services to education and the community in Bradford. Sally Ann Obertell, Director of Marketing, Relationships and Communications, John Ruskin College – for services to education Medallist of the Order of the British Empire Rianne Lee Chester, Worldskills 2015 gold medal winner in beauty therapy – for services to skills Gary Doyle, Worldskills 2015 gold medal winner in plumbing and heating – for services to skills Edward William Harringham, Worldskills 2015 gold medal winner in cabinet making – for services to skills