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Orbital South Colleges appoints Lindsay Pamphilon as new CEO/Principal

Orbital South Colleges appoints Lindsay Pamphilon as new CEO/Principal

Date: 30 January 2023

Orbital South Colleges comprising  John Ruskin College, East Surrey College and Reigate School of Art is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Lindsay Pamphilon as the College Group’s new Chief Executive and Principal. The appointment comes after the College Groups’ previous leader Jayne Dickinson retired after 12 years in post.

Lindsay has worked in general Further Education for the last 26 years, managing Curriculum and Quality in a variety of roles including Principal. During this time she spent 10 years as a Lecturer and Manager in Further and Higher Education before moving into Quality, Teaching, and Learning.

Lindsay commented: “I am hugely privileged to be appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Principal and to have the opportunity to continue the marvellous work we do in Surrey and Croydon.”

“We will continue to build on our strengths and adapt to the needs of our communities to deliver a high standard of education, skills and training.”

“Our priority is always to provide opportunities for all, equipping young people and adults with the skills and confidence to access the learning they need to be successful in their future learning and employment.”

The Orbital South Colleges Chairman of Governors, Bob Pickles added: “I am delighted to be working alongside Lindsay, our new Chief Executive and Principal, to ensure we continue collaborating with our partners to boost skills and talent in the community.”

“I have witnessed firsthand the enormous passion Lindsay has for education and training, and I am confident she will drive continuous improvement in line with the College Group’s values and objectives.”

Orbital South Colleges aims to continually add value to the social, economic and physical wellbeing of our communities. We do this through our overarching mission, values and strategic aims which are reviewed annually.

You can read our new strategic plan for 2023-25 here.


Address: John Ruskin College, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, CR2 8JJ

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