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Governors

Alec Stow

Independent Member

Status: Chair

Alec STOW originally from Hessle, Hull in East Yorkshire went to school in York for ten years then took a long gap of 18 months before taking a first degree in Special Politics and International Relations at Hull University…

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Peter Papanastasiou

Independent Member

Peter is a Chartered Professional engineer with over 35 years experience in design and construction for the electricity and railway sectors…

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Anne Smith

Anne Smith

Independent Member

Anne Smith spent nearly 40 years working in schools and colleges, 29 of them in John Ruskin, which was in her time a boys’ grammar school, a 14-18 mixed comprehensive, a sixth form college under schools’ regulations, and a sixth form college under FE regulations, later to be incorporated…

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Ashley Fernandes

Independent Member

Ashley has over 16 years experience in the Security and Facilities management industry, holding senior roles within the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

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Helen Pollard

Independent Member

Status: Councillor

Helen has been a councillor in Croydon since 2006 and she represents Fairfield Ward. During her time as a councillor she has served on the Planning, Licencing and Scrutiny committees. Helen has been a governor at the Quest Academy and Gilbert Scott Primary School …

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Derek Galloway

Independent Member

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Derek completed his education in London and started working in IT for the French informatics group CISI/SIA. After 10 years and heading up their Management Sciences and Public Sector Group he left to found Martek Contracts Ltd, a Croydon based manufacturing and contracting company

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Laurence Markham

Independent Member

Laurence was a pupil at John Ruskin from 1969 to 1975 and maintained a keen interest in developments at John Ruskin throughout his professional life. Laurence qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and spent his entire career working in the City of London.

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Grace Marriott

Independent Member

Grace has lived in and around Croydon for most of her life. She has spent most of her working life involved education in a variety of roles.

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Abbee Cole

Teaching Staff Member

Abbee is currently the Curriculum Manager for Science, Maths, Healthcare, Early Years and Sport at John Ruskin College. She has 6 years of teaching experience in Sport, Health, Fitness and Exercise, 3 of which at John Ruskin College and 3 years at Chichester College…

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Shaka Anderson

Support Staff member

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Mohanavarna Manohara

Student Member

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Harleen Kaur Sandhu

Student member

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Barbara Maude

Clerk to the Corporation

Barbara has been the Clerk to the Corporation since 2001. She qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and worked in private practice for 8 years.

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Tracy Andrews

Acting Principal and CEO

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.