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    • Clive is a University of Birmingham graduate and chartered accountant who was a partner in a big 4 accounting practice. 

    • Angela has previously lead HR at a publishers and University of Warwick and was the director of human resources at BCU. She is also a member of the British Psychological Society.

    • Mike has been with the college for 16 years and was appointed as principal of the college in 2007. He was born and raised in Birmingham and is very personally committed to the city.

    • Phil has held positions as pro-vice-chancellor and dean of the faculty of education at BCU. 

    • Lucy is Managing Director of Larch Consulting, an independent FM strategy consultancy practice that provides advice, innovation and implementation programmes to some of the world's best-known brand names. Lucy has been voted by her peers as a Pioneer of FM and one of the 20 Most Influential Women in FM. She co-founded Women in FM and has held positions on the Board, Executive and Members Council of the BIFM as well as previously serving as Deputy Chair. She is Relationships Director of FMP360, a Governor of South & City College Birmingham, and a Trustee of the Workplace Management Framework.

    • Zahoor graduated with a PHD and has worked overseas in Asia and the US in the education field. He returned to the UK to work in education as a school advisor to the council.

    • Ryszard was a lecturer for 25 years at Doncaster College. He is currently a director of Ulogix Ltd, who are a software and electronic development company.

    • Paul has over 25 years experience of working in the housing sector. His background as a director with Prime Focus Group and head of housing for Midland Heart in Birmingham has included the successful integration of two BME RSL’s into a group structure.

    • Pat is a retired banker and on the ITV Central Diversity Advisory Panel. He is also chair of the Irish Quarter Partnership Board and champions ethnic committees in the West Midlands.

    • Heather has taught in secondary schools, two colleges as well as being head teacher of Yardleys School, Birmingham. 

    • Gerry is a former solicitor, Sheffield City Councilor and MP for St Helens South between 1983-2001. He is a barrister and governor of FE colleges, schools and various other bodies.

    • Alex has held senior roles within the transport and motor industry and has a 30 year association in education. 

    • Shireen Avari

      Shireen is an IT professional.

    • Nasir is a successful businessman and holds a number of voluntary positions within various organisations.

    • John is a graduate in economics and a chartered accountant. He has been a partner in a major accountancy firm and has run the finance department of a FTSE 250 group, to which he was also group company secretary.

Staff Governors

  • Fouzia commenced employment at the college in 2009, as a main grade lecturer (MGL) in skills for life. In addition to her professional role, Fouzia has a special interest in education for women. She is currently a doctoral student, researching gender equality in education and employment. Fouzia is passionate about education. She has enjoyed and benefited from her own education and strives to ensure that all learners experience and value the joy of learning so that they continue to be life-long learners who are proud of their achievements and whose parents, family and community are proud of them too.

  • I have worked at the college for 20 years, but have had links with the college for 38 years. I manage the college print room services and have been a support staff governor since 26 March 2015 and am thoroughly enjoying my role.

  • Student Governors

  • Musa Nela profile image

    Musa Nela is the President of the South & City College Birmingham Student Union and was appointed to the Corporation as Student Governor in December 2016.

  • Sabina Begum

    Sabina Begum is an independent Student Governor of South & City College Birmingham and was appointed to the Corporation as Student Governor in March 2017. She is currently studying a level 3 in applied science and also the student governor for Bordesley green campus

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