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

Karen Redhead, principal and chief executive, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Start date: Autumn 2018

Previous job: principal and chief executive, Derwentside College

Interesting fact: Karen is a keen horse rider, but now restricts herself to helping to judge at dressage competitions

Julie Nerney, chair, Association of Colleges

Start date: January 2019               

Previous job: chair, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Interesting fact: Julie attended 198 England football games, home and away, over a quarter of a century from the Italia ’90 World Cup to Euro 2016. If England hadn’t lost to Iceland, she might’ve made 200!

James Scott, principal, Stockport College and vice-principal, Trafford College Group

Start Date: August 2018

Previous job: Vice-principal, Trafford College

Interesting fact: James is a lifelong Manchester City fan, and is now reaping the rewards of his devotion

Helen Wood, assistant principal, Trafford College Group

Start date: August 2018

Previous job: Director of learning, Trafford College

Interesting fact: Helen is training to be a yoga teacher, and can do a headstand for more than one minute.

Graham Hasting-Evans, president, British Association of Construction Heads

Start date: July 2018

Current job: Managing director, NOCN Group (he remains in post)

Interesting fact: Graham was head of employment and skills for the construction of the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012

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