Coventry College Appoints Education Expert As New Governor Chair
A national education expert is joining the College as its new chair of governors
Professor Adam Boddison is Chief Executive at the Association for Project Management and also a trustee at two Multi-Academy Trusts covering 80 primary, secondary and specialist education settings which provide education for more than 40,000 children.
Adam’s previous roles include Chief Executive for Nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs), Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick and Academic Principal for IGGY – a global educational social network for gifted teenagers.
He will succeed previous Chair Sue Noyes at Coventry College from August, who is stepping down after more than three years in the role.
Boddison is relishing the new role which he feels gives him the opportunity to help shape education provision in his home city.
Professor Boddison said: “I went to university here and have lived here with my family for 20 years, and I know what an important role Coventry College plays in providing young people with the relevant skills for the workplace and therefore helping to drive the local and regional economy.
“I have had considerable experience at all levels of governance in schools and the third sector, and I feel very passionately about the role of further education.
“The chance to help drive and develop Coventry College is really exciting, and I am very much looking forward to working with the senior team.”
Professor Boddison is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, has published a range of education books and is a qualified hypnotherapist.
Coventry College Principal and CEO Carol Thomas said Boddison was joining at a vital time in the College’s development as it moves all its teaching and learning provision to one campus – the City campus in the heart of Coventry.
Carol said: “This is a very exciting time for Coventry and the College.
“The city is undergoing a transformation, due in no small part to UK City of Culture, and we are entering a new phase of development with the delivery of all our services coming from our city campus.”