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.

East Coast College Governors

Details of the Corporation’s committee structure and membership

Governance structure as of September 2021

East Coast College’s Governance Structure (199 KB PDF)

East Coast College’s College Corporation Team (143 KB PDF)

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 Wendy Stanger by email at w.stanger@eastcoast.ac.uk.

David Blake - Chair

David Blake - Chair

Stuart Rimmer – Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Stuart Rimmer – Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Rob Evans – Senior Independent Director

Rob Evans – Senior Independent Director

Peter Lavender – Chair of Standards Committee

Peter Lavender – Chair of Standards Committee

Alan Debenham – Chair People Committee

Alan Debenham – Chair People Committee

Giles Kerkham – Chair of Audit Committee

Giles Kerkham – Chair of Audit Committee

Saul Humphrey - Chair of Curriculum Development

Saul Humphrey - Chair of Curriculum Development

Tina Ellis - Chair of ECETA

Tina Ellis - Chair of ECETA

Debbie Pring

Debbie Pring

Andrew Timberlake

Andrew Timberlake

Gemma Head

Gemma Head

Mike Dowdall

Mike Dowdall

Paul Nisbett

Paul Nisbett

Kirk Lower

Kirk Lower

Ian Lomax

Ian Lomax

Jude Owens

Jude Owens

Jose Bamonde

Jose Bamonde

Ayshea Christian – Associate Governor People Committee

Ayshea Christian – Associate Governor People Committee

Christina Sadler - Associate Governor Audit Committee

Christina Sadler - Associate Governor Audit Committee

Liz Howard - Associate Governor People Committee

Liz Howard - Associate Governor People Committee

Wendy Stanger - Director of Governance

Wendy Stanger - Director of Governance