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New AoC Chair Julie Nerney begins role today

9th October 2020

New AoC Chair Julie Nerney has started her role today, taking over from Carole Stott MBE who stepped down at the end of the year. Julie has spent much of her career as a successful entrepreneur and now supports businesses with organisational transformation and change management. In 2012, she played a key role as part of the leadership team in delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Julie, a Chartered Director and Fellow for the Institute of Directors, also undertakes voluntary work with the Princes Trust, and ambassadorial roles for government aimed at improving diversity in public life. Speaking about her new role, she said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the AoC as their new Chair. I am passionate about the contribution that colleges make to support students in achieving their goals. “It will be great to be part of an organisation that does such fantastic work providing support and leadership to the sector at both national and local level, including its influencing of government on policies impacting the sector, students and staff.” Julie replaced Carole Stott MBE, who left the organisation at the end of December 2018. She was recruited to the post through a successful executive search process by AoC Create.