Yana Williams

Principal & Chief Executive

Yana has worked in Further Education since she graduated from university. She started her career as a Sport Lecturer at Knowsley Community College, before moving into middle management at Runshaw College. Yana was responsible for Sport, Public Services and Enrichment at Runshaw College and this is where she developed a keen understanding of key quality procedures.

Five years later Yana became a Senior Manager responsible for the 6th Form, Construction, Catering & Hospitality, Sport, Travel & Tourism, Business and elements of Quality and Marketing at Deeside College.

During her seven years at Deeside College she was involved in two Estyn (office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales) inspections which saw her improve her areas from a grade 3.

Between 2009-2012 Yana was Vice Principal at Blackburn College with responsibility for Higher Education (3,000+ students), 6th Form, Marketing, Human Resources, Teaching & Learning and Quality. In January 2012, Yana was appointed Principal and Chief Executive here at Hugh Baird College.