MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 288

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


Shakira Martin, Head of student experience, Rose Bruford College

Start date: July 2019

Previous job: President, National Union of Students

Interesting fact: When she was younger, she choreographed dances for church performances and school talent shows. She claims to have been twerking way before Miley Cyrus


Alison Shaw, Governor, Northumberland College

Start date: July 2019

Concurrent job: Professor of Practice, Newcastle University Business School

Interesting fact: Having agreed to help with Spanish interpretation to welcome a Uruguayan businessman to Blyth, she landed up actually selling him a ship


Jeff Hope, Governor, Northumberland College

Start date: July 2019

Concurrent job: Head of manufacturing unit, AkzoNobel Ashington

Interesting fact: He has worked as a navigator on marine exploration vessels and has surveyed most oceans/seas across the world


Neil Salvesen, Governor, Northumberland College

Start date: July 2019

Concurrent job: Director, Leazes Management Services Ltd

Interesting fact: Recently achieved his ambition of a single-figure golf handicap