Chair of the Governing Board, Remuneration Committee, Vice Chair of the Search & Governance Committee
David Meakin is Chair of the Governing Board, a position he has held since 2014.
A qualified Accountant David holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Mathematics. David began a 35 year career with the NHS after leaving school, working in Nottingham, Birmingham and Aylesbury before arriving in Burnley. When David retired from the NHS in 2005 he was Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive.
David J Brown
Vice Chair of the Governing Board, Chair of Search & Governance Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee
David has been a Governor at the College since 2005 and worked as Burnley Borough Council’s Director of Environment prior to his retirement. He held responsibility for Planning and Environment, Street-scene and Markets services.
Hugh Bramwell has been Principal of Burnley College since January 2010. He had been Deputy Principal of the College since 2001 and prior to joining Burnley College held the post of Dean of Technology at Blackburn College.
Hugh started work in further education at Bolton College in 1983 and has worked in a number of further education colleges including Manchester, Exeter, Bolton and Blackburn. Hugh has a background in quantity surveying and business information systems.
Support Staff Governor
Kelly was elected as Support Staff Governor by her peers in February 2015 following seven years of service as Senior Human Resources Officer within the College, a role she will continue to perform during her time on the Governing Board.
Member of Finance Committee
Paul currently resides as the Director of Education Frameworks at International Building Contractor ISG. This followed previous roles including that of Client Project Manager responsible for the new build at Burnley College.
A former GNVQ Building Studies student at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, Paul progressed and graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BSc Hons in Building Surveying before completing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Vice Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee
Former primary school teacher and Governor, Anne Kelly joined the College’s Governing Board and Curriculum & Standards Committee in November 2009 and took over the role of Vice Chair in 2014.
Anne taught at Briercliffe Primary School and St James’ Lanehead Church of England Primary School before retiring in August 2008. Anne is a member of Briercliffe’s Parish Council and is a Liberal Democrat Councillor for Burnley Borough Council. She served a term as Mayoress of Burnley between 2004 and 2005.
Chair of Audit Committee, Member of Human Resources, Remuneration and Search & Governance Committees
After leaving Burnley Grammar School, Jim joined Burnley Building Society as a computer specialist and Audit Manager. He then moved to the National and Provincial Building Society in Bradford as a mergers and acquisitions planner and integration manager. He developed his own management consultancy business in 1997 before recently retiring.
Jim was appointed a Governor of Burnley College in 1998, a decision he states influenced by the high quality of education his sons received at Burnley College. He is now Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee and Search and Governance Committee.
Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and Member of the Search & Governance Committee
Former retired Director of Strategy and Development at Kaman Aerospace Group, with headquarters in Connecticut, USA, Richard became a Burnley College Governor in 1993 whilst he was Managing Director at Smiths Aerospace. He is currently Vice Chair of the Finance Committee.
A qualified accountant Richard also holds a degree in Production Engineering and Management from Loughborough University.
Chair of Human Resources Committee, Member of The Remuneration Committee
Philip recently retired from being Senior Partner at Waddington and Son Solicitors. He had spent over 24 years at the firm after joining on a traineeship and continues to work for them as a Senior Consultant. Philip specialises in Criminal Law.
Philip has been a Burnley College Governor since 1993.
Vice Chair of Human Resources Committee, Member of The Audit and Search & Governance Committees
Paul joined the College’s Governing Board in March 2011.
Paul works at the National Pensions Service and has held a number of roles over the past 30 years including benefit delivery, Human Resources, Health and Safety and the Job Centre Plus. Until recently, Paul was the Deputy Manager of the Department for Work and Pensions and has now taken up a national role in relation to health and safety and elements of the human resources function.
Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee Member of the Audit, Remuneration and Search & Governance Committees
Ken was formerly the Director of Regional Partnerships with our partner university, the University of Central Lancashire. He is Chairman of the Curriculum and Standards Committee which considers curriculum related issues and student achievements.
Ken began teaching Politics at the University of Central Lancashire in 1972 becoming head of department in the mid 1980s. He was appointed Director of the Regional Partnerships Project in February 2004.
Member of the Curriculum Standards Committee
Guy left aerospace manufacturing group Kaman UK in May 2014 after six years of managing three subsidiary businesses within the organisation, first as Group Finance Director and then taking a new role as Group Managing Director in January 2010. He is now a self employed consultant providing specialist services support to small and midsized corporates.
Guy is a qualified accountant and has many years experience in this role gained at Earnest & Young and Brockhouse Holdings where he was Group Finance Director.
Curriculum and Standards Committee
Following a career in social work and the probation service, Aidan moved to the University sector, firstly at the University of Chester and then the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he holds the position of Executive Dean leading the University in business, law and applied social studies.
Aidan enjoys a national reputation as a published research author in social work and is a former president of the Association of Professors of Social Work.
Co-Opted Governor, Member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee
Wendy recently joined the Board as a co-opted Governor. As the current Vice Principal at Accrington and Rossendale College, Wendy has over 15 years’ experience in the FE sector.
Along with her senior management expertise Wendy’s educational background is in Sports Science.
Lecturing Staff Governor, Member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee
Lyn is a recent addition to the Board being elected as the Lecturing Staff Governor in April 2016.
A longstanding member of staff Lyn joined the College in 2004 and is a computing and games lecturer in our Creative Industries and Computing Division.
Clelia came to Burnley College after studying for her GCSE’s at Shuttleworth College in Burnley. Her ambition and drive to achieve at the highest level was apparent from the start of her time as an A Level student. She set her sights on becoming the Student Governor recognising the opportunities this role would afford her as well as enabling her to present her views as a student body at the highest level. Clelia is a tenacious and ambitious student who has risen to the challenges presented to her over the course of the academic year. She is studying across a range of disciplines undertaking A Levels in Maths, Sociology and Business Studies and she is well on track to achieving high grades in her final exams.
Clelia is aiming for a career within the financial sector she is working alongside her tutors to enhance her knowledge and experience of the sector so she is in a strong position to be able to avail herself of the wide range of opportunities open to her upon completion of her A Levels. Clelia is a role model for other students in the College managing her studies alongside her role as a Governor, student ambassador as well as taking part in a range of enrichment activities.
Michael is a former student of Blackburn College, where he attained three A levels in History, Communication Studies and Physical Education. Following a career in private health care, Michael is studying a BA Hons in Social Work at UCLan Burnley with a strong ambition to further his career in this area.
Michael has fully immersed himself into university life at Burnley, becoming a course representative, a university ambassador and has recently enrolled on the student media programme.