Governors at Warwickshire College Group have announced that Angela Joyce is to join the college group as its new principal.
Ms Joyce has been principal of Peterborough Regional College since 2010 and joins the group of six colleges across Warwickshire and Worcestershire in April.
Ms Joyce said: “As one of the largest and most respected college groups in the UK Warwickshire has an outstanding reputation for teaching and learning and some amazing facilities that provide a first class experience for over 16,000 students each year.
“I am looking forward to working with the team during this challenging time for FE to take the college forward into the future.”
Ms Joyce began her career as a secondary school teacher in Leicestershire before moving into FE. She worked at Moulton College for eight years developing its sports, land-based and hospitality and catering curriculum before moving to Peterborough as vice principal and then deputy principal. A keen athlete who has competed at international level in athletics, Ms Joyce also enjoys horse riding and one day-eventing.
Governors’ chair Steve Wood said: “Angela has demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout her career to date and we know that she will bring a new dimension to Warwickshire College Group, ensuring the college group has a strong and successful future.”
Ms Joyce replaces Sue Georgious. She was appointed this summer following the shock departure of Mariane Cavalli, who stepped down temporarily before it was announced before it that she would not be returning at all.
Her temporary leave of absence was announced “with immediate effect” at the end of June and she was replaced on an interim basis by governors’ chair Ms Georgious.
The college declined to comment further on Ms Cavalli’s departure, citing legal reasons.
“We would like to thank Sue for her strong and visible leadership since July and are very pleased that she will be staying with us until Angela is able to join us,” added Mr Wood.
Meanwhile, Northumberland College has appointed Marcus Clinton, vice principal since 2010, as its new principal.
He said: “These are exciting times for the college and we are blessed to have such a wonderful staff and student community which has always been a hallmark of the college.
“Our priorities are very clear going forward — our focus will be resolutely on serving the communities of Northumberland and beyond. Delivering the right skills and training to ensure positive outcomes for our students, with high levels of employer engagement central to this.
“Northumberland is a wonderful county and we are committed to engaging with students of all ages wherever they live.”
Before joining Northumberland College, Mr Clinton was a head of faculty at South Staffordshire College for 11 years.
Jacqui Henderson CBE, Northumberland College governors’ chair, said: “The college governing body and I are looking forward to working with Marcus as our new principal to take the college forward to deliver a more enterprising and innovative agenda and to continue to fulfil our ambitious aims and objectives.”