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

Fionnuala Swann, assistant principal – academic curriculum, Nelson and Colne College

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: Head of division for business, humanities and languages, Nelson and Colne College

Interesting fact: Fionnuala is an elite fell and mountain runner and a former British Open Fell Runners’ Association Veteran Ladies’ Champion


Cliff Hall, interim principal and CEO, Birmingham Metropolitan College

Start date: October 1 2018

Previous job: Interim Principal, Nescot College

Interesting fact: Cliff has worked in further education roles throughout his career and one of his former A-level students is Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, OBE


Morag Davis, assistant principal – technical curriculum, Nelson and Colne College

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: Head of division for creative and digital, Nelson and Colne College

Interesting fact: Morag is an extreme sports enthusiast, in particular surfing and snowboarding, and she is a qualified snowboarding instructor


Dave Marsh, CEO, Babington

Start date: October 1, 2018

Previous job: Managing director, Knowledgepool training division, Capita plc

Interesting fact: David has had a varied career: he started out as a maths and physics teacher, and has also worked at the Ministry of Defence


Marcus Clinton, principal and CEO, Reaseheath College

Start date: July 30, 2018

Previous job: Principal and CEO, Northumberland College

Interesting fact: Marcus collects model lighthouses, and co-authored a textbook on horse business management

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