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Gill Alton, Board member, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Start date: April 2021

Concurrent job: Chief executive, TEC Partnership

Interesting fact: She backpacked around the world for a year and while on her trip, she had an emergency landing in a hot air balloon in the Australian Outback.


David Alexander, Principal, Gateshead College

Start date: June 2021

Previous job: Vice principal, West College Scotland

Interesting fact: He is a qualified accountant and has held board positions for the Scottish Funding Council, Victim Support Scotland, and the General Teaching Council for Scotland.


Frances Wadsworth, Interim FE Commissioner, Department for Education

Start date: April 2021

Previous job: Deputy FE Commissioner, Department for Education

Interesting fact: She says her Down’s Syndrome sister, Ruth, has been “my touchstone” throughout life