Corporate

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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.


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Gill Banks, CEO

Gill is the CEO of Coventry College.

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Debi Donnarumma, Principal and Deputy CEO

Debi is the Principal and Deputy CEO of Coventry College.

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Sue Noyes, Chair of the Corporation and Independent Member

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

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Peter Matthews, Independent Member

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

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Dave Busst, Independent Member

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.

Tony Minhas, Independent Member

Tony Minhas, Independent Member

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

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Anne Brennan, Independent Member

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

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George Trow, Independent Member

George Trow, Independent Member

Experienced chief executive who worked in colleges for over thirty years. George has been a Principal in two large colleges.

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Rebecca Keeves, Independent Member

Rebecca Keeves, Independent Member

Rebecca is a barrister practising in Birmingham. Originally from a village in Cambridgeshire, Rebecca moved to Coventry in 2005 to attend university where she completed a BA(Hons) in History and Psychology.

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Diane Crookes, Teaching Staff Member

I have worked at Coventry College (previously City College) since 2005. For most of that period, I have delivered functional skills English, mathematics and ICT as part of vocational apprenticeships.

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Anthony Gribben-Lisle, Independent Member

Anthony is an independent consultant and interim senior manager working in the Education and Skills Sector.

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Jemma McKenzie, Independent Member

With over 25 years’ experience in HR, Jemma joined SSP Limited in March 2017 and is responsible for global human resources.

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Henry Seaton, Independent Member

Henry has worked in the Education & Training arena in the Midlands for forty years, and is currently Head of Education & Employability and member of the senior management team at the English Football League Trust.

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Thomas Crane, Independent Member

Thomas Crane is the General Counsel of Coventry Building Society, the UK’s second largest society. He had responsibility for legal, data protection, corporate governance and procurement matters at Coventry. Thomas is a member of the Audit Committee.

Sarfraz Nawaz, Independent Member

Sarfraz Nawaz is the Finance Director for Ofwat, the regulator for the water industry in England and Wales. He has held a number of financial leadership roles across the public sector including the NHS and Coventry City Council where he led on a number of transformation projects.

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Donna Kendell, Independent Member

Donna Kendell is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Journey) at Coventry University.

Nalani Gutteridge, Student Member

To find out about the roles and responsibilities of a governor,
please click here to download the Corporation Member Role Description.

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. To view the latest ‘Review of Governance at Coventry College’ click here.

If you would like to find out more about College Governance or have a general enquiry, please contact the College’s Head of Governance, Michael Wood, by emailing mwood@coventrycollege.ac.uk

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