Many college staff, principals and governors were recognised in today’s New Year’s Honours list.
In response. David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said:
"I’m delighted to see some great college principals, governors and staff being recognised in the New Year’s honours list. The honours are richly deserved by people who make such a difference to thousands of people’s lives every year"
The people associated with colleges in England who received honours include:
- Neil Bentley - CEO, WorldSkills UK. For services to equality in business.
- Annette Bruton - former principal, Edinburgh College. For services to education.
- Everton Burke - chair of governors, Burton and South Derbyshire College. For services to further education.
- Karen Dobson - principal, Newcastle and Stafford College Group. For services to further education in Staffordshire.
- Nigel Duncan - principal, Fareham College. For services to further education.
- Helen Pettifor - Former director of professional standards and workforce development, Education and Training Foundation. For services to further education.
- Karen Redhead - principal and CEO of Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College. For services to further education (in former role as principal of Derwentside College).
- Eleanor Tobin - former principal, Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College. For services to education and young people.
- Rachel Pilling - head of safeguarding, The Manchester College. For services to further education and safeguarding.
- Judith Poole - head of student support and wellbeing, Blackpool and The Fylde College. For services to education.
- Derek Randall - chair of governors, Bridgwater and Taunton College. For services to further education.
- Ann Turner - Former principal and CEO, Myerscough College. For services to land-based education and training.
- Christopher Bridge - chair of the board, Colchester Institute. For services to further education and skills.
- Audrey Cumberford - principal, Edinburgh College. For services to further education and the community in the West of Scotland.
British Empire Medal
- James Whiskens - Former caretaker, Fircroft College. For services to student pastoral care.
If your college is not on the list, please email the communications team.