Derek Branton, Principal and chief executive
Derek Branton has been the Principal of East Riding College since September 2004. Previously he was Deputy Principal of Burton College in Staffordshire and before that Assistant Principal at Wakefield College in West Yorkshire.
Derek graduated from the University of York in 1979 with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Social History and has a PGCE (FE) with a special commendation awarded by the University of Leeds in 1983. In 2002 Derek gained an MA in Educational Leadership and Management from the Open University and he is a recent graduate of the Principals' Qualifying Programme, a new qualification introduced in 2008 for college principals.
In addition to previously managing and teaching in colleges in Staffordshire and West Yorkshire, Derek began his teaching career in Cambridgeshire at the Isle of Ely College where he became Head of Communication Studies.
He is committed to providing the highest possible quality of provision and believes strongly that further education colleges, like ours in the East Riding, have a key role to play in providing learning opportunities to help people transform their lives.
Andrew Wren, Vice-Principal, curriculum and quality
Andrew was appointed as Vice-Principal in June 2011. Originally from Blackburn, Lancashire, he moved to Hull in 1989 to attend university and graduated with a BA (Hons) in French and Scandinavian Studies, having spent a year studying at Linköping University in Sweden.
Andrew worked for more than 10 years in hospitality, hotel and retail management, before joining Hull College in 2002 and then initially coming to East Riding College as director of employer engagement and marketing in 2008.
He gained a PGCE (FE) at Hudderfield University in 2004 and went on to achieve a post-graduate Diploma in Management through the Chartered Management Institute.
Having been a lecturer, Andrew has seen the positive effects education can have on people and ensuring learners are successful at East Riding College is his top priority.
John Doris, Vice-Principal, finance and resources
John was appointed as director of resources in 2003. Prior to that, John was finance director at a manufacturing company in Beverley and he has over 25 years of experience in finance functions in the corporate sector. After graduating from the University of Leeds with a BA(Hons) in Geography in 1978 John went on to gain an MBA at the Manchester Business School. His interests include family and rugby.
Barbara Collinson, director of human resources
Barbara was appointed as director of human resources in March 2008. Prior to her appointment she worked in the legal, voluntary and retail sectors and has over 25 years' experience in human resource management.
Barbara graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1976 with an LL.B (Hons), and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel and Development from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. Barbara's interests include her family, home and garden along with visiting family in the USA as often as she can.
David Daulby, director of learner services, collaboration and diversity
David brings a wealth of experience of vocational education and training to the college together with a commitment and determination to ensure that the college provides opportunity for each and every learner to successfully progress their personal and professional development.
David has over 20 years' experience of working in education, initially as a teacher and, more recently, as head of school and director of customer service at Hull College.
David graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1980, with a Degree in Chemical Science, prior to completing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management. He has since completed the Chartered Institute of Management NVQ level five in Operational Management. David enjoyed a successful career in the hotel industry prior to taking up his first teaching post in further education.