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

Mike Kilbride, Principal, Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Deputy principal at Birkenhead Sixth Form College
Interesting fact: Mike has been a Burnley FC season ticket holder for 40 years.


Jo Maher, Principal, Boston College

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Assistant principal at Reaseheath College
Interesting fact: Jo worked as a lifeguard for a number of years, and she once had to be on duty at 5am every morning for the British Olympic Team during their training for Beijing 2008.


Stephen Howlett, Chair, London South East Colleges

Start date: August 2017
Previous job: CEO at Peabody
Interesting fact: Stephen has lived in the Greenwich area in London for over four decades.


John Morrison, Principal, Lincoln UTC

Start date: December 2017
Previous job: Headteacher of Swindon Academy 
Interesting fact: Alongside his 20 years of teaching experience, John has also worked as an advertising executive, biochemist, carpenter and furniture designer.


Chris White, President, Warwickshire College Group

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: MP for Warwick and Leamington
Interesting fact: During his time as an MP, Chris was co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on video games. 


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