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


Toni Rhodes, Principal, Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form

Start date: July 2021

Previous job: Vice principal of quality and access to learning, Barnsley College

Interesting fact: She has a background in social care.


Jon Collins, Chief executive, Prisoners’ Education Trust

Start date: April 2021

Previous job: Chief executive, Magistrates Association

Interesting fact: He lived in San Francisco for six months after university, where he volunteered for Project Open Hand, a food bank providing support to people with HIV/AIDS.


Paul Kennedy, Chair, WELL Training

Start date: November 2020

Concurrent job: Co-founder, Mood

Interesting fact: As group HR director for online travel company ebookers, he once visited five countries in a single day: the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria.


Nigel Duncan OBE, Deputy FE Commissioner, Department for Education

Start date: January 2021

Previous job: Further Education Adviser, Further Education Commissioner’s Office

Interesting fact: He has traced his family back to 1472 at the time of Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses