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Meet Our Senior Team

The Sheffield College is a Further Education Corporation under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. Our Mission as a college is to transform lives through learning. Our Senior Team are the people who are ultimately responsible for making this happen.

Meet Our Senior Team

Executive Team

The Sheffield College Executive Team is made up of skilled industry professionals who have many years of experience of working within Further Education and other sectors and who are passionate about changing lives through education. You can meet them below.

  • Angela Foulkes CBE

    Angela Foulkes CBE

    Chief Executive and Principal

    Angela Foulkes is an experienced further and higher education practitioner with an excellent underst... Read More
  • Andrew Hartley

    Andrew Hartley

    Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Commercial and Operations

    Andrew is the College’s Deputy Chief Executive and lead for engagement with employers and key... Read More
  • Dave Trounce

    Dave Trounce

    Deputy Principal

    Dave has over 28 years of experience of working within the secondary and Further Education sector. G... Read More
  • Paul Simpson

    Paul Simpson

    Executive Director of People

    Paul Simpson has more than 20 years’ human resources experience in the public and private sect... Read More
  • Mark Pearson

    Mark Pearson

    Executive Director of Strategy and Systems Improvement

    Mark is a well-respected senior leader and education advocate with over 24 years of experience in th... Read More
  • Martin Harrison

    Martin Harrison

    Executive Director of Finance

    Martin Harrison qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1996 and has a background of... Read More
  • Anne-Marie Holdsworth

    Anne-Marie Holdsworth

    Director of Governance

    Anne-Marie Holdsworth joined the College in November 2023. She is legally qualified (LLB honours deg... Read More

Governing Body

Governors are volunteers who bring a wealth of skills and experience to serve on the boards and committees of colleges. Our Governing Body help to support the execution of the college strategy, as well as reviewing the direction of the college and offering challenge and feedback. Below you can find out more information about the people who make up our Governing Body, as well as the latest meeting minutes and other useful documents and information.

  • Matthew Ainsworth

    Matthew Ainsworth

    Matt joined the Governing Body in December 2021, after being a co-opted member of the college’... Read More
  • Gill Alton

    Gill Alton

    Gill joined Governing Body in January 2023, with over 30 years' experience working in Education... Read More
  • Holly Anderson

    Holly Anderson

    Holly joined the college in August 2015 and is currently Head of Marketing and Communications. She h... Read More
  • Peter Brooks

    Peter Brooks

    Peter has spent his working career in IT and Electronics, mainly in commercial roles but with signif... Read More
  • Ian Falconer

    Ian Falconer

    After a period as a co-opted member, the Governing Body appointed Ian as a governor and Chair of the... Read More
  • Dr Sam Giove

    Dr Sam Giove

    Sam joined the Governing Body in April 2022 and is an Associate Dean at Sheffield Hallam University.... Read More
  • Kam Grewal-Joy

    Kam Grewal-Joy

    Kam is Headteacher at Meadowhead School Academy Trust in Sheffield and joined the college’s Go... Read More
  • Stephan Hollingshead

    Stephan Hollingshead

    Stephan Hollingshead is a Commercial Director with experience covering finance and operational manag... Read More
  • David MacDougall

    David MacDougall

    David joined the Governing Body in January 2022. He is currently a partner in a consultancy that spe... Read More
  • Sol Miah

    Sol Miah

    Sol Miah works in human resources in Higher Education and is a committed supporter of Further Educat... Read More
  • John Mothersole

    John Mothersole

    John joined the Governing Body in February 2020. From 2008 until December 2019, John was Chief Execu... Read More
  • Saleem Rashid

    Saleem Rashid

    Saleem is a Main Grade Lecturer in Maths at Hillsborough Campus and teaches Computing at City Campus... Read More
  • Paul Senior

    Paul Senior

    After serving as a governor of DN College Group for five years, Paul joined The Sheffield College Go... Read More
  • Leo Wilcox

    Leo Wilcox

    Leo is the elected Student President of the Student Union for the 2023-24 year and is the Student Go... Read More
  • Phil Wymer

    Phil Wymer

    Phil has worked at the college for over 30 years and is currently Head of Student Experience fo... Read More
  • Angela Foulkes

    Angela Foulkes

    Angela is Chief Executive and Principal of The Sheffield College and was appointed as a governor in... Read More
  • Anne-Marie Holdsworth

    Anne-Marie Holdsworth

    Anne-Marie Holdsworth joined the College in November 2023. She is legally qualified (LLB honours deg... Read More

Becoming a Governor

If you are interested in becoming a college governor, please do get in touch with us about upcoming vacancies. You can find further details of the role here. We need people who demonstrate the core attributes of governorship and strongly encourage applications from people from diverse ethnic communities. If you would like to be considered or to discuss what being a governor involves, then please contact Anne-Marie Holdsworth, Director of Governance, on 0114 260 2696 or by email at, to arrange a chat or a discussion with our chair or Chief Executive. If you would like to apply for our next recruitment then you can download this Expression of Interest form, complete it, and send it by email to All expressions of interest will be acknowledged.

The college policy explaining how we select and appoint governors is here.