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City College Plymouth is governed by the College Corporation. The Corporation is accountable for the quality of the service we provide to our students and how we manage their welfare. It is also accountable for the financial health of the College, including making sure that public funds are managed appropriately. The College Corporation’s responsibilities are laid out in its Instrument and Articles of Government.

Board of Governors

The Corporation is responsible for the following:

  • defining the College’s strategy – setting aims and objectives
  • determining and periodically reviewing the educational character and mission of the College and the oversight of its activities
  • making sure the Chief Executive and staff are accountable for how the College is run
  • monitoring and evaluating the College’s performance
  • playing a part in appointing senior College staff and setting the framework for the pay and conditions of more junior staff.

The Corporation is accountable for the College’s financial position and use of public funds, the quality of the education it provides and its wider contribution to the community it serves. To help fulfil these duties, the Corporation takes account of the views of many different stakeholder groups, including students, staff, employers and the local community.

The Chair of Governors is Richard Stevens.

Board Structure

The Corporation normally meets six times a year, including two strategy days.  The Audit Committee meets termly.

Access to Meetings

Members of the public, including representatives of the press or media, will not be admitted to meetings of the Corporation Board or its committees.  In exceptional circumstances, the Corporation or committee may decide to allow public attendance for all or part of a particular meeting.  Attendance at Meetings Policy Note: Members of the public are defined as anyone who is not a member of the Board, Director of Governance or any student, member of staff or officer invited by the Chair to attend for a specific purpose.

Corporation Board Minutes

Reports and Financial Statements

Financial Regulations

Instrument and Articles of Government and Standing Orders

Anyone is entitled to be provided with a copy of the approved Governing Body minutes and of its committees, provided they do not contain confidential information.  If you wish to obtain any copies, or you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please contact the Director of Governance, Laura Sadler, e-mail:


Richard Stevens
Chair of Governors
Managing Director – Plymouth Citybus Ltd

Adam Croney
Vice Chair of Governors
Partner – Westcotts Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

Jackie Grubb
Chief Executive
City College Plymouth

Rebecca Archer
General Governor
Manager – Furzehatt Nursing & Residential Home

Sam Peach
General Governor
Education Consultant

Victoria Pomery
General Governor
Chief Executive Officer – The Box, Plymouth

Amanda Ratsey
General Governor
Head of Economy, Enterprise & Employment – Plymouth City Council

Sam Samuel
General Governor
Police Officer – Devon & Cornwall Constabulary 

Martin Boulter
Staff Governor
Programme Lead, Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture & Marine Autonomy – City College Plymouth

Chaz Talbot
Staff Governor
Student Experience Manager – City College Plymouth

Jonathan Griffiths
Student Governor – City College Plymouth

Catherine Jacobs-Eke
Student Governor – City College Plymouth