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New Year Honours list 2024: further education leaders recognised

30th December 2023

New years honours

Leaders across the further education sector have been named in the New Year Honours list.

The list highlights the incredible public service of individuals from across the UK and again this year, those working for colleges and across the further education sector in England have been recognised for their contributions.

The list includes:

  • Angela Foulkes, Chief Executive and Principal, The Sheffield College. CBE for services to further education.
  • Zoe Lewis, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Middlesbrough College. CBE for services to further education.
  • Virginia Barrett, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Farnborough College of Technology. OBE for services to further education.
  • Anthony Bravo, Principal, Basingstoke College of Technology. OBE for services to further education.
  • Jayne Clarke, Executive Principal, Pinnacle Learning Trust. OBE for services to further education.
  • Dr Darrell Desouza, former Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Harrow College and Uxbridge College. OBE for services to further education.
  • Elaine Dale, Director, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Support, City College Norwich. OBE for services to further education.
  • Samantha Mayhew, Assistant Principal, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Weston College. OBE for services to further education.
  • Christine Kenyon, Deputy Principal, The Manchester College, Greater Manchester. MBE for services to further education.
  • Maureen Vevers, Chair of Governors, Askham Bryan College, York. MBE for services to further education.

David Hughes, Chief Executive, AoC said: "I’m thrilled to see so many college leaders and others working across the FE sector recognised in the New Year Honours list. Our sector is full of expertise, dedication and passion, and these awards are testament to the fantastic work which happens every single day in colleges across the country.

“I am particularly delighted to see AoC board members Anthony Bravo and Angela Foulkes recognised for their contributions to further education.

“To all those working across our sector who have been recognised I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations.”