The Corporation has 17 current members with 2 co-opted external members who sit on specific committees. The balanced membership of the East Riding College Corporation ensures that it has the benefit of views from the communities served by the College; its learners and staff, its local authority and the business community. The Members of the Corporation are:
Tom Annakin, Student Member – Tom is studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism at the College.
Lesley Archer, Business Member (Vice Chair) - Lesley is a Solicitor with a local company and serves on the Search, Governance and Development Committee and is Chair of the Quality and Standards Committee. She is the nominated governor for Equality and Diversity.
Paul Arthur, Business Member – Paul Arthur, Business Member – Paul has many years’ experience working in the banking sector and is currently an Investment Manager for Mercia Asset Management PLC delivering the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund in Yorkshire and the Humber on behalf of the British Business Bank. Paul is a member of the Audit Committee and an Employer Champion at the College.
Benita Boyes, Business Member - Benita is the Business Improvement and Assurance Manager at the University of Hull and has significant experience of internal and external audit in the NHS, FE and across the public sector over the last 30 years. Benita is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Steve Bramall, Business Member – Steve is a chartered accountant with many years’ experience as an equity partner with Smailes Goldie. Steve is a member of the Remuneration, Finance and Human Resources Committee.
Luke Bullas, Student Member - Luke has progressed his studying at the College over the last few years and is currently undertaking the Level 3 National Diploma in Computing (Year 2).
David Cooper, Local Community Member – David started his career in education as a teacher of History and Economics. He has over 30 years’ experience working at a senior level in secondary and post 16 education and recently retired from the role of Principal at Wilberforce Sixth Form College, Hull. David is a member of the Quality and Standards Committee.
Salil Datta, Co-opted Member - Salil is a retired eye surgeon and he serves on the Remuneration, Finance and Human Resources Committee and is Vice Chair on the Quality and Standards Committee.
Kerri Harold, Local Authority Member (Vice Chair) - Kerri is a local Councillor, covering the Minster and Woodmansey Ward. Kerri Chairs the Search, Governance and Development Committee and is the nominated governor for Safeguarding and Prevent.
Jim Harris, Business Member - Jim is a Retail Property Manager in Hull with extensive experience in the field of facilities, property management and health and safety. Jim is Vice Chair of the Remuneration, Finance and Human Resources Committee, serves on the Quality and Standards Committee and is a Business Champion for the College.
Linda Johnson, Local Community Member - Linda has many years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, latterly as Commercial Director. More recently Linda has been working as a freelance writer for the Just Beverley magazine. Linda is Vice Chair of the Search, Governance and Development Committee, serves on the Remuneration, Finance and Human Resources Committee and is the nominated governor lead for procurement.
Deborah Myers, Local Authority Member – Deborah is the Head of Children and Young People, Education and Schools at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Gail Speight, Staff Member - Gail has worked at the College for many years and is a Teacher for Hairdressing, based at the Bridlington Campus.
Waqas Tariq, Local Community Member - Waqas is a serving Police Officer working for Humberside Police. Waqas sits on the Quality and Standards Committee.
John Uzzell, Staff Member – John is the Higher Education, Quality and Curriculum Co-Ordinator at the College with 10 years’ experience working within the quality team.
Mike Welsh, Principal - Mike attends all meetings of the Corporation and its committees and is a member of the Remuneration, Finance and Human Resources Committee and the Search, Governance and Development Committee (ex-officio).
Simon Wright, Business Member (Chair) - Simon is owner-director of Communiqué Advertising Limited in Beverley and his professional background lies in marketing. He is Chair of the Corporation and Remuneration, Finance and Human Resources Committee.