East Coast College has a Governing Body which guides and monitors the strategic direction of the College. This Governing Body is called the Corporation.

Corporation are responsible for:

  • The determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the institution and for the oversight of its activities
  • Approving the quality strategy of the institution
  • The effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and for safeguarding their assets
  • Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • The appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of pay of senior post holders, including the Director of Governance
  • Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff

The Governors at East Coast College are a group of professional people from different industries that possess a wide range of skills and expertise. There are also Staff and student Governors on the Corporation. They have strong links with the College’s senior management but are not involved in the day to day operation of the College.

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East Coast College Governors


Rob Evans – Chair

David Hill – Vice Chair and Chair Finance & General Purposes Committee


Tina Ellis – Vice Chair


Roger Cracknell – Vice Chair and Chair of Winning our Market & Growth Committee


Peter Lavender – Chair Quality and Standards Committee


Alan Debenham – Chair People Committee


Stuart Rimmer – Chief Executive & Principal


Albert Cadmore


Saul Humphrey


Debbie Pring

Jane Fermor

Andrew Timberlake


Gemma Head

Giles Kerkham – Chair of Audit

Mike Dowdall


Details of the Corporation’s committee structure and membership

Governance Structure  as at 8/20

Gov Structure 8 20

Meet the Corporation Team

College Corporation Team


Should you have any questions about the workings of the Corporation, wish to inspect the Governors Register of Interests, or are interested in becoming a Governor please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wendy Stanger – Director of Governance

Email: w.stanger@eastcoast.ac.uk

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