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Angela Hands

Chair of Trust and Trustee

Angela was a director at the National Audit Office where she had responsibility for preparing reports to parliament on a range of issues including local government and education.

During her career she has also worked as a director and chief executive in the NHS.

Angela joined the governing body of Orpington College in 2005 and was the chair for three years until 2011 when the College merged with Bromley College. Angela was the first chair of the merged Bromley College of Further and Higher Education from 1 August 2011 to July 2013.


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Stephen Howlett CBE, DL

Member

Stephen has been Chief Executive of Peabody since 2004. Founded in 1862, Peabody is one of London’s oldest and largest social housing charities. The Peabody Group now owns and manages 29,000 homes across the capital, and runs a range of employment and community projects. It has a development pipeline of over 8,000 homes, and has ambitious plans to regenerate Thamesmead in south-east London. Stephen was previously Chief Executive of Amicus, a group of housing associations in London and the South East, and a Director at Notting Hill Housing Trust. Before this he worked for the National Housing Federation and the Housing Corporation. Stephen was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architecture. He was Chair of g15, the group of London’s major housing associations from 2009 to 2011 and served as an adviser to the Mayor's Infrastructure Delivery Board. He has a particular interest in education and skills and has recently completed his term of office as Chair of the Court and Pro Chancellor of the University of Greenwich from which he graduated. He is also a Trustee of Open-City, London's leading architecture education organisation and organiser of Open House London.


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Caroline Jolliff

Member and Trustee

Caroline worked in retail management and HR, before joining BEC/BTEC/Edexcel, now Pearson, for 31 years in roles including: recruitment allocation, training and management of all moderators; leading on developing BTEC Common Skills competences (precursor to Key Skills); leading on vocational qualification development across all sectors at all levels; managing the organisation’s NVQ portfolio, negotiating with Sector Skills Councils and funding agencies. During that time she also led, managed and developed individuals and teams of all sizes. She undertook process design and monitoring essential to ensure the quality and rigor of the curriculum and any work undertaken with regulators or government bodies.


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Frank Toop MBE

Member

Frank lives in Bromley and was a governor of Orpington College for nine years, chairing the Finance Committee for most of that time. He is a qualified accountant and has spent his working life in higher education, primarily at City University London. He was Director of Resources there until 2008 and was also University Secretary with a responsibility for governance. He was a member of the Audit Committees of Goldsmiths College, University of London.


John Moss

John Moss

Member and Trustee

John Moss is Dean of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.  After teaching in comprehensive schools for 10 years he joined the University and oversees Early Years, Childhood and Education Studies and the Lifelong Learning Sector (including an extensive Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector programme and the University's 14-19 PGCE programme, which uniquely provides combined school and Further Education College accreditation for teachers). John is a longstanding member of Universities Council for the Education of Teachers and the National Association for the Teaching of English and has substantial experience in school governance. He is currently Chair of the Dover Christ Church Academy Trust Board, a Director of the Valley Invicta Academy Trust, and a Trustee of the Diocese of Canterbury Aquila Trust, as the University’s representative on the Diocesan Board of Education. John has joined the Trust as one of the UTC sponsors.


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Sam Parrett OBE

Trustee and CEO

Sam is a Trustee and the CEO of Bromley Educational Trust. She is also Principal and CEO of London South East Colleges following the merger of Bromley College with the former Bexley College and Greenwich Community College in 2016.

Sam was appointed Principal of Bromley College in 2010 and oversaw its first merger with Orpington College in 2011. This consisted of a major transformation to align the college’s curriculum and services to meet the needs of the local community. As a result, academic and financial performance improved dramatically – leading to Bromley College, under Sam’s leadership, being in prime position to head-up the country’s first three-way college merger in August 2016.

In addition Sam is also now the Chair of Bexley-based Skills for Growth – a charity that aims to help young people to progress into or within employment, focusing particularly on those individuals with low prior attainment levels, those that are not engaged in education employment or training (NEET), and young offenders or those leaving care.


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Peter Reeves

Trustee (Chair of BTA and BBA Local Governing Body)

Peter worked in further education from 1982. He held teaching and managerial posts at Northwest Kent and Mid Kent Colleges, joining Bromley College in 1999 where he had posts of Head of School, International Business Manager, Director of Teaching and Learning and Head of HE.


Corrine Botten

Corinne Botten

Trustee (Chair of New Horizons Federation Local Governing Body)

Corinne is the Chair of Governors at New Horizons Federation in Bexley, which provides services for SEBD pupils and their families in the borough. Her career was as a secondary teacher in Kent, Croydon and Bromley -specialising in creative arts and English -before taking up the Headship of Westwood College, a mixed secondary school in Bexley, in 2003. She retired in 2012 and has been Chair of New Horizons Governors since its inception. Corinne and is committed to the provision of high quality educational opportunities for students with Special Educational Needs


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Joanna Power

Trustee

Jo is a Chartered Accountant having commenced her career as an audit professional before specialising in Corporate Finance. She has experience across a wide range of sectors and business models that has given her a strong grounding in evaluating performance, both financial and organisational. Jo’s previous roles include Leverage Finance Director for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group where she led the execution of leverage finance transactions, which included critically reviewing due diligence, presentation to credit committee, and legal documentation. Jo now works in a risk management role within the banking industry, as a Senior Credit Sanctioner which requires her to identify risk and provide genuine challenge. Jo is local to the Bromley area having attended school here as a child and has a very keen interest in the education sector, more specifically special education.


Tracy Russell

Tracy Russell

Trustee

Tracy was a secondary school teacher and senior leader in schools in Wandsworth, Croydon and Greenwich for over 20 years. She is now the Senior Assistant Director responsible for school improvement (Early Years, Primary and Secondary), Governors services, Special Educational Needs, including a range of Outreach Services and Educational Psychologists, the Professional Development Centre and the training programme for schools and Children’s Services and the Virtual School for Looked After Children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Tracy lives in Bromley.


Rhona Sapsford

Rhona Sapsford

Co-opted Trustee

Rhona Sapsford has been working within the SEND sector for over 23 years, 19 of which have been at Bromley College/London South East Colleges. During her career at LSEC, Rhona has been instrumental in the redevelopment of the SEND curriculum within the Nido Volans Centre, personalising the learning for young people with severe to complex needs, and implementing the changes highlighted within the Children and Families Act and associate Code of Practice. In her current role as Assistant Principal SEND & Foundation Learning, she is responsible for ensuring that all SEND programmes across LSEC offer the same high level experience for all learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


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David Lambert

Co-opted Trustee

David joined Bromley College 13 years ago, starting as Head of Construction and Engineering before progressing to his current position within London South East Colleges. Before starting his career in Further Education, David worked in construction, serving an apprenticeship as a carpenter before moving into site and project management.


Jenny Pharo

Jennifer Pharo

Co-opted Trustee

Jennifer has a career portfolio that includes working for a number of years within the legal, investment banking and financial services sectors. Primarily engaged in project management business processes, IT and data management solutions for global markets, before switching to the education sector and retraining as a teacher/trainer in Business and IT. Jennifer started her career in further education 16 years ago for a large South East London College as a middle manager progressing to a senior manager post in business operations, resources and MIS before joining Bromley College as executive director of college services in September 2015. Jennifer has extensive knowledge and experience of qualification reform, business processes and operations, funding and performance metrics associated with and impacting on the FE and Education Sector. She has proven skills in strategic and operational management, leading and managing large teams through change projects and merger, re-engineering business processes and financial and business planning.


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Peter Absalom

Trustee

Peter has 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, specialising in recruitment. He has held senior positions in the Metropolitan Police Service and at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Peter has built excellent relationships within the National Health Service and more broadly across the public and private sectors. As one of the largest employers in Bromley, Peter leads recruitment for the Princess Royal University Hospital and the King’s College Hospital site at Denmark Hill. Peter’s work also included supporting the application of the University Technical College. Peter is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources.


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Maxwell Bero

Trustee

Maxwell is a Chief Internal Auditor. Maxwell has over 15 years of experience in Assurance and Financial Control covering insurance, reinsurance and asset management. He is a chartered accountant, chartered internal auditor and a chartered company secretary. Maxwell has a keen interest in alignment of education with employer requirements.