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Our people

Purpose-driven and committed educators are at the heart of our community.  Together we create a collaborative and inclusive working environment that rewards  dedication and hard work.

Walking tall together

What we want for our students, we also want for our staff.  We want everyone to walk taller together, nurtured and challenged by the values and purpose we uphold.

Whatever barriers may hold us back individually, we support each other in overcoming them. This radically inclusive approach to leadership marks us out as a life-affirming place to work.

Our governance structure is transparent and accountable.  Students and staff work together at all levels of the organisation, from course committees to the company’s Board. Our style is collaborative. We welcome authenticity and individuality, because we know that from diversity comes strength.

John Fairhurst

Principal and Chief Executive Officer (Executive Director)

Shabnam Karim

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer (Executive Director)

Dr Joan O’Mahony

Deputy Principal

Cal Courtney

Deputy CEO & Director of Community Engagement and Learning

Sunmi Ayorinde

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Suzanne Barry

Head of Hospitality and Events and Student Staff Liaison Manager (SSLM)

Ayesha Umair

Credit Controller

Dr Yue Fang

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Emmanuel Cornu

Timetabling Manager