Governance

Members of the Governing Body work as a team to determine the strategy and future direction of the College.

David Crosby

Chair of Governors

David spent over 30 years in operations, quality and human resources management with the Royal Mail Group, starting with Royal Mail Engineering Services and progressing to senior management positions with Vehicle Services. He set up my own business as a management consultant in 2003 working alongside a number of blue chip organisations, providing advice and assessment services.

Mark Robinson

Vice Chair of Governors

Mark has experience of working in many different industry sectors including; Retail Finance (Barclays Bank LC), Heavy Engineering (Network Rail) and Food Retail (Somerfield/The Co-operative Food). He is currently working as a HR Business Partner to three Regional Managers, with the prime focus being on Colleague Engagement, Customer Service and Leadership Development.

Yana Williams

Principal & Chief Executive

Yana started her career as a Sports Lecturer at Knowsley Community College before moving on to middle and senior management at a number of Colleges across the North West and North Wales. In January 2012, Yana was appointed Principal and Chief Executive at Hugh Baird College. She is responsible for the overall strategic and operational management of the College. Externally, she is the Chair of the Association of Colleges North West Committee and a board member of the Association of Colleges.

Pamela Brown

Governor

Pamela is chairman, director, trustee or committee member of many organisations, as well as being consulted frequently by many organisations across the country on maritime events. She was appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire as a Member (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 1999 for services to the Friends of the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Beverley Rice

Governor

Beverley is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Advisor and Statutory Auditor. She trained with an international firm of accountants and set up her own practice at the end of 2002 which now has three offices across Merseyside.

Mark McManus

Governor

Mark has 28 years’ experience in IT, with roles including, PC Engineer, Network Engineer, Network Specialist, Network Manager, IT Consultant, Pre-Sales Consultant and IT Business Development Manager. Mark's key areas of focus are; understanding organisational requirements (through gap analysis) and providing IT solutions; writing business and financial proposals and helping organisations understand IT services in a business context.

Mark Whelan

Governor

Mark has 20 years' experience in Financial Services and was appointed as National Sales Manager for Jaguar Land Rover Financial Services in January 2014. He manages a team of 9; responsible for £1.4bn of retail finance and £1bn of stock funding across a network of 120 retailers introducing 48k customers to the business each year.

Christina Donovan

Governor

Christina has been working in the education sector for the past 7 years. She has worked for several Colleges in the North West in a variety of roles including Learning Support, Student Services, Student Voice and a Students’ Union Coordinator. During her time the Students' Union, she won the NUS Green Impact Award for Environmental Innovation.

Geraldine Sloan

Governor

Geraldine is a Chartered Accountant who runs her own business. She trained and qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She specialises in the not-for-profit sectors, working with education, charity and pensions clients.

Judith Simmons

Governor

Judith studied at the Universities of Sheffield and Liverpool before teaching chemistry and physics at Litherland High School where she subsequently spent over 20 years as Deputy Headteacher. Judith is passionate about education and its role in the development of young people and the wider community. She is a proud member of Crosby Macmillan Cancer Support Committee for many years.

Andrew Gibbons

Governor

Andrew is an experienced senior manager within the telecommunications sector with experience in strategy, planning and leading large operational units. Some of his key expertise includes: business planning, manpower planning, leadership of large organisations and contracts, management information and analysis. He went to school in Bootle and went on to achieve a BA(Hons) Degree in Business Management and an MBA.

Ross Dawson

Governor

Ross Dawson is a Senior Lecturer in English at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) where he has worked as an academic since 1994. For many years he acted as a Link Tutor for LJMU validated degree programmes at two colleges. Before coming to Liverpool, he completed his postgraduate work and taught at Purdue University, Indiana, USA.

Lydia Redican

Governor

Lydia is an experienced Widening Participation and Outreach Practitioner for the University of Liverpool. She leads large access programmes designed to support young people to transition into higher education and gain access to the professions. Her experience is rooted in both higher and further education and her work has a strong emphasis on collaboration, working with multiple stakeholders across the sector. She leads local programmes as well as hosting national projects, and is currently Chair of the Programme Development Group for the Realising Opportunities Programme.

Keith Lockhart

Governor

Karen Mahon

Governor

Karen has worked in the Higher Education sector for over 15 years, including posts within post 92 University, a private university and currently the University of Liverpool in the Institute of Veterinary Science faculty. Karen manages a large professional student experience team which is split between two sites; one in Liverpool and the other at the Leahurst Campus in Neston. She has overall responsibility for dealing with all student support needs from application to graduation.

Jodie McCormick

Staff Governor - Academic

Jodie is a former student of the college, studying Beauty Therapy Level 2 and 3. She went on to have a successful career in the beauty industry at various well known salons. Jodie returned to complete her Certificate in Education and became a member of staff. Jodie is now the Curriculum Coordinator for Beauty Therapy and Media Make up.

Kevin Rice

Staff Governor - Business Support

Having graduated from university, Kevin began his career with HMRC before progressing to work in the Finance and Marketing departments of two US-based manufacturing companies, which involved extensive travel across Europe and North Africa. Kevin moved back to Merseyside and took on the role of Technical Assistant at the college before progressing to his current role of Project Accountant.

Governance Meetings

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