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


Sarah Stewart, Chair, Gateshead College

Start date: December 2020

Previous job: Chief executive, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative

Interesting fact: She has been the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear for the past year


Gillian May, Chief executive and group principal, The Windsor Forest Colleges Group

Start date: April 2021

Previous job: Principal, Berkshire College of Agriculture

Interesting fact: Prior to her career in education and skills, she was the general manager for logistics for Walkers Crisps


Lesley Davies, Chair, Hull College Group

Start date: January 2021

Previous job: Principal, Trafford College Group

Interesting fact: She is “a bit of a twitcher” and always takes her binoculars and bird book on walks and travels