MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 276

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


Ellen Thinnesen, Chief executive, Education Partnership North East

Start date: March 2019

Previous job: Principal and chief executive, Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Interesting fact: She is a qualified nurse.


Nigel Harrett, Principal, Northumberland College

Start date: March 2019

Previous job: Deputy principal and deputy chief executive, Sunderland College

Interesting fact: He enjoys walking his West Highland Terrier.


Christine Ricketts, Principal, Brooklands College

Start date: May 2019

Previous job: Deputy principal, Brooklands College

Interesting fact: In an earlier career, she was a successful sculptor.


Shereen Sameresinghe, Chief executive, Brooklands College

Start date: May 2019

Previous job: Vice principal, Brooklands College

Interesting fact: She was the captain of the ladies’ cricket team at university.