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

David Gartland, Principal, Abbeygate Sixth Form College

Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Principal, Lowestoft Sixth-Form College
Interesting fact: David is a keen Newcastle United supporter.


Tim Hulme, Executive director resources and organisational development, East Sussex College Group

Start date: May 2018
Previous job: Interim chief executive, Rye Academy Trust
Interesting fact: Tim once scored two goals in the FA Cup for Crawley Town during a second-round tie in the 1991-92 season.


Rebecca Conroy, Principal, Eastbourne and Lewes Professional and Technical College

Start date: May 2018
Previous job: Vice-principal, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Interesting fact: Rebecca is a trained harpist and has performed widely as a soloist and in orchestras.  


Tom Arrand, Principal, Padworth College

Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Acting head, Monmouth School for Girls
Interesting fact: Outside of work, Tom loves the great outdoors, music and sport and is a keen photographer.


Steve Barker, Sales director, SEETEC

Start date: February 2018
Previous job: Director, People Plus
Interesting fact: Steve is a descendant of Charles Dickens.


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