Meet new members of Dr Collins’ 21-strong team

Meet new members of Dr Collins’ 21-strong team

These are the new members of FE Commissioner Dr David Collins’ team, FE Week can exclusively reveal.

Five deputy commissioners, four of which had already been working as advisers to Dr Collins, have been appointed along with nine new advisers.

It takes Dr Collins’ team up to 21 — consisting of five deputies and 16 advisers — as his workload booms with a workload that includes inspections of grade four and financially inadequate providers, plus overseeing post-16 education area reviews.

The new deputies to have been promoted from adviser posts were Marilyn Hawkins, David Williams, Joanna Gaukroger and John Hogg. David Sherlock (see right) was the new addition to the team.

The nine new advisers join from a range of positions across the FE sector. They will receive £600 a-day, while the deputy commissioners will receive £700 a-day.

The posts were advertised in September in a joint recruitment drive with the Department for Education (DfE). The DfE, as reported last week, has appointed six advisers on two-year contracts at £600 a-day to assist Sixth Form College Commissioner Peter Mucklow.

David Sherlock
Beyond Standards director and Prospects Learning Foundation chair. Secretary and vice chair of the Institution for Further Education 2013-15. President of the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (Niace) 2007-12; Commissioner for the National Inquiry into Lifelong Learning 2007-08; and adult learning chief inspector for the Adult Learning Inspectorate from 2000-07
Teresa Kelly
Principal of Abingdon and Witney College principal, director of the Propeller Academy Trust
Antoinette Lythgoe
Former South Trafford College director of finance and corporate planning
Jacqui Henderson
Managing director of Creative Leadership and Skills, non-executive director of UK Skills and Policy Connect and former chief executive of UK Skills and regional director for the Learning and Skills Council in Greater London
Mark Dawe
Chief executive of OCR, 2010-15. Principal of Oaklands College, 2005-10. Former board member of the national Association of Learning Providers, chair of the Association of Colleges (AoC) Eastern Region, National Lead on the AoC/Learning and Skills Council, board member of the Principals’ Professional Council and trustee of awarding body VTCT. Also served as chair of the Federation of Hertfordshire Colleges. Senior civil servant and deputy director, DfE, 2003-05
Stephen McCormick
Deputy group chief executive officer of Activate Learning (formerly Oxford and Cherwell Valley College) 2013-15. Deputy principal of Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, 2004-13. Director of finance and corporate services, Uxbridge College, 1996-2004. Director of finance, Moreton Morrell college, 1993-96
Andrew Tyley
Director of Tyley Associates, former principal of Walford and North Shropshire College, director of finance at the Adult Learning Inspectorate, 2003-06. Director of finance, Harper Adams University, 2006-07
Louise Twigg
Independent education consultant in the south-west since September. Senior consultant for FE Associates, 2006-15. Interim principal at The College of Haringey, 2012-15. Additional inspector at Ofsted, 1994-2015
Julie Tolley
Managing consultant at Capita Consulting, previously at Oakleigh Consulting, 2009-10. Post-16 managing consultant for Tribal Group, 2005-09. Vice principal corporate services, Wakefield College, 1994-2005. Senior lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, 1991-94
Bob Smith
FEA (formerly FE Associates)