Coventry College is a Further Education Corporation established under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, and has the legal status of a charity exempt from registration.

The Corporation Board sits termly and is supported by committees. The Corporation and its committees set the strategy for the College and monitor performance and standards. As part of that role, the key policies & procedures of the College are reviewed and approved.

Sue Noyes, Chair of Governors

Sue is an enthusiastic and experienced Board member and qualified Coach.

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Dave Busst, Independent Governor

A former footballer with Coventry City FC, Dave is now manager for Coventry City in the Community, and runs the club’s community programme. Dave was a governor at Henley College Coventry ahead of merger.

Peter Matthews, Vice Chair of Governors

Peter is retired, having had a long career in Coventry and Warwickshire in production engineering.

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Lee Barrett, Teaching Staff Governor

Lee is the Teaching Staff Governor, and is the College’s Teaching and Learning Manager.

Stewart Fergusson, Independent Governor

Stewart is an experienced housing professional, and is currently a freelance housing consultant specialising in strategic advice and support.

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Morgan Paton, Student Governor

Morgan is one of our two Student Governors. He is studying Catering, and he is the Vice-President of the College’s Student Union.

Helena Marston

Helena Marston, Independent Governor

Helena is currently Chief HR Officer at Kuwait Energy, having held senior HR roles at both Vodafone and JLR. Aside from her technical HR experience and expertise, she has extensive skills in organisational development and cultural change.


Neelam Raju, Business Support Staff Governor

Neelam is our Business Support Staff Governor, and is the College’s Student Support Manager. She has extensive skills and experience in the areas of additional student support and pastoral care.


Adam Wheatley, Independent Governor

An alumnus of Coventry College, Adam proactively engaged with the college due to his desire to ensure students receive the support required to enable them to flourish.

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Tony Minhas, Independent Governor

Tony is Managing Director at Foleshill Metal Finishing, an established manufacturing company in Coventry.

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Jackie Mathers, Independent Governor

Jackie has worked in Higher Education for over 20 years with a keen focus on quality of learning and teaching and supporting student experience and employability.

Ashley Boon, Student Governor

Ash is one of our two Student Governors. He is undertaking an apprenticeship within the College’s Student Services.

Debi Donnarumma, Principal and Deputy CEO

Debi is the Principal and Deputy CEO of Coventry College.

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Anne Brennan, Independent Governor

Anne is the 14-19 curriculum adviser for Coventry City Council.

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Gill Banks, CEO

Gill is the CEO of Coventry College.

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The Corporation is responsible for determining the mission and strategic direction of the College, ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the College, and the safeguarding of its assets.

Published papers of all Corporation meetings are available for members of the public on request during normal opening hours.

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