MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 291

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


Sheila Fraser Whyte, Executive director of business development and innovation, Richmond-upon-Thames College

Start date: September 2019

Previous job: Management consultant, FEA

Interesting fact: She was in the Territorial Army for 16 years, training recruits for the Royal Logistic Corps


Ben Owen, Deputy principal, Barnsley College

Start date: September 2019

Previous job: Executive director of learner services, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

Interesting fact: He was a Sheffield Eagles Rugby League junior team and toured Paris to promote the Super League in France.


Simon Welch, Principal, National Star College

Start date:  September 2019

Previous Job: Head of learning support, National Star College

Interesting fact: He is a trailbike trials champion.


Mark Bolton, Principal, Yeovil College.

August 2019

Previous Job: Vice principal, Yeovil College.

Interesting fact: He was a sponsored Category 1 pro elite cyclist (highest level of non-professional cyclist).