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John Mothersole joins The Sheffield College Governing Body

Updated: 14.05.20

John Mothersole joins The Sheffield College Governing Body

John was Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council for 11 years until his retirement in December 2019.

Angela Foulkes, Chief Executive and Principal, The Sheffield College, said: “John is a very enthusiastic and committed advocate for the city, and has a wealth of strategic experience. It’s great to be working with John.”

Seb Schmoller, Chair of The Sheffield College Governing Body, added: “We are really pleased to welcome John to the College. We believe that John has the right mix of values, experience and connections to help the Governing Body govern well, and to support and challenge the Executive Leadership Team.”

Seb’s term as Chair is due to finish between September 2020 and March 2021. The purpose of the Chair Designate role is to ensure a smooth transition.

John is playing a full role as a governor with the expectation that the Governing Body will elect John as Chair when Seb steps down.

All positions on the Governing Body, including the Chair Designate role, are voluntary and unpaid. John’s appointment was made following an open call for expressions of interest in October 2019.

John said: "The Sheffield College has been, and will continue to be, a very significant part of a successful Sheffield. Having worked alongside the College for many years, I am really pleased to be part of shaping its future direction.”

He added: “Whatever that future holds, we can be sure a skilled and well qualified community will be essential and the College is a major part of achieving that. I am really excited to be getting involved in the vital work of The Sheffield College."

Key facts

  • The Sheffield College is a further education college that provides academic, vocational and professional qualifications to approximately 16,000 young people and adults. Its mission is to transform your life through learning. The College offers a broad curriculum that includes apprenticeships, vocational diplomas, A Levels, access courses, and foundation and honours degrees, and has four main campuses: City, Hillsborough, Olive Grove and Peaks as well as two centres at Fir Vale and Eyre Street.
  • More than 16,000 students and apprentices studied with the College during the last academic year 2018/19. Of those learners, 2,800 were apprentices. The College works with approximately 2,150 employers and its economic impact on Sheffield City Region annually is approximately £282.5 million. Source: EMSI Economic Impact Study 2019.
  • The Sheffield College Governing Body comprises Gwyn Arnold, Stephen Betts, Peter Brooks, Richard Calvert, Ian Falconer, Angela Foulkes, Dr Beri Hare OBE, Shelley Hemsley, Stephan Hollingshead, Chris Linacre MBE, Michelle MacDonald, John Mothersole, Saleem Rashid, Seb Schmoller, Kim Streets and John Timms. Please click here for more details.

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