Movers and shakers: Edition 253

Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Phil Sayles, principal and chief executive, Selby College

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: deputy principal, RNN Group

Interesting fact: When Phil was doing his A-levels at South Nottinghamshire College, his part-time jobs included ‘Chilli juggling’ and ‘cheese sprinkler’


Chris Todd, principal and chief executive, Derwentside College

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: Acting principal, Northumberland College

Interesting fact: Chris claims to be the strongest FE principal in the sector, with a powerlifting total of 655kg


Alan Pease, deputy principal, Suffolk New College

Start date: August 2018

Previous job: Assistant principal, South Essex College

Interesting Fact: Alan had trials with Norwich City Football Club in his youth and is a keen music lover


Bill Meredith, principal and chief executive, Bishop Burton College

Start date: August 2018

Previous job: Deputy principal, Bishop Burton College

Interesting fact: Bill began his career as a field trials officer in North Wales and claims he can still identify every native grass species