A college has appointed a sector veteran as interim principal for the second time after its permanent principal left last week.

Previously the principal of Dudley College, Lowell Williams ran Hull College on a temporary basis from January until Bradford College’s former deputy chief executive Chris Malish started in April.

However, after the college announced Malish, the first permanent principal since 2019, had resigned owing to difficulty working away from his family, it has been announced Williams will be taking up the reins from next Monday.

College chair Lesley Davies said: “I am pleased that Lowell has once again agreed to support the college as interim principal and CEO. As a board we know well his expertise and professionalism and look forward to working with him to deliver our ambitions for the college.”

Williams was the fourth interim leader of the college appointed since Michelle Swithenbank resigned from the college amid a controversy over the college ‘s finances and management.

He had previously been working as a consultant for Hull.

Williams has worked in colleges for over 30 years and set up his own consultancy firm shortly after leaving Dudley College, which he led to an Ofsted grade one in 2017.

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