Staff

Corporation Board

Our Corporation help to make the key decisions which impact on the direction of the Chesterfield College Group. Here you will find the list of Corporation Board members as well as the latest minutes from meetings that discuss College functions. Here is the Corporation Committees Org Chart 2021-22 - Current

Should you need to contact our Corporation Chair, the contact details are below:

Beej Kaczmarcyk , Chesterfield College Group Corporation Chair, Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road, Derbyshire, S41 7NG

Key Corporation documentation including our Instruments & Articles of Government, Committee Terms of Reference and Board meeting minutes are available here are available here

Beej Kaczmarcyk

Beej Kaczmarcyk

Member of:

Corporation Board (Chair)

Finance & Corporate Services Committee

Beej, a governor for four years, is well-known in the education sector and has an excellent reputation for his skills as a consultant and trainer, and as an expert in education policy, management, teaching and learning, funding and finance. He has held senior management roles in schools, FE colleges and in the private sector with Network Training, Tribal Education, Sector Training and Pearson Education. In 2015, he became a director of the Learning Curve Group to establish and grow their professional development and improvement services. He is also a director of e-Memoir, a web based CPD provider, and of The White Rose Schools of Beauty.

Joe Battye

Joe Battye

Member of:

Corporation Board

Finance & Corporate Services Committee

Joe Battye is currently Director of Economy and Regeneration with Derbyshire County Council and was a former Chair of Governors at a primary school in Barnsley. As a town planner/ urban designer by trade, Joe’s real passion is making sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed and believes that education, vocation and life skills are the key to success.

Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell

Member of:

Corporation Board

Tony began his career in analytical chemistry and from there spent more than 20-years at Rolls Royce Aerospace, leading major change programmes and covering a complexity of services delivered on multiple sites. With a desire to ‘make a difference’ he looked to move from the private sector to the National Health Service, attracted by the opportunity to contribute to the wide-ranging transformation and change that formed part of a radical NHS reform programme launched by former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Consequently he joined Derby Hospitals in 2004 first as a general manager, then progressing in various Divisional Director roles and becoming Improvement Director. In February 2014, he took up the board position of Director of Strategy and Performance at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed Acting Chief Executive two-years later and then became its first Chief Operating Officer, leading and influencing partnership working and implementing change across the wider health system, as well as within the Trust. He has recently joined Derbyshire Health United (DHU) Health Care as Director of Strategy, People and Partnerships in February 2021. As part of DHU Health Care he will support the organisation with the next stage of its development, bringing this wealth of commercial and public sector experience with him. He is passionate about improvement, creating a culture that engages and empowers all staff, and which gives everyone the opportunity to become involved in transforming both the patient care and services they provide; and their own workplaces. He is equally committed to making sure individuals can learn and flourish to achieve their own goals; and believes working in collaboration with stakeholders across all sectors is key to excellent service delivery.

His encouragement of people, in particular helping them to reach their aspirations, is why he has taken up the role of governor at Chesterfield College. He will use his experiences and skills to work alongside the College, instilling confidence in students; and to support them on the journey to achieving life-ambitions.

John Croot

John Croot

Link Governor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Member of:

Corporation Board

Finance & Corporate Services Committee (Chair)

John joined the corporation in 2013 and is a member of the Finance & General Purposes and Remuneration committees. He has a wealth of experience in the football industry and has worked his way up to become the Chief Executive of Chesterfield Football Community Trust. During his career, John has successfully led, negotiated and delivered multi-million pound projects within football, and has also developed his family business to meet consumer needs.

Howard Freeman

Howard Freeman

Member of:

Corporation Board

Audit Committee (Chair)

Howard has been a Partner at Shorts Chartered Accountants in their Chesterfield office for the last 16 years. He advises companies and individuals in the local business community and further afield, in accounting, auditing, taxation matters, and general business advice. He held the position of President of the Sheffield & District Society of Chartered Accountants in 2017/18, and was Chair of Governors of a local primary school for several years.

Martyn Glossop

Martyn Glossop

Co-opted member of:

Standards and Performance Committee

Martyn Glossop is a technical director at AECOM with 30 years’ experience in highway projects. He is experienced in quality assurance reviews, working with clients to set targets, monitor performance and drive continuous improvements. He works in collaboration with project partners to ensure that good working relationships are made and maintained to drive positive outcomes.

Jan Hemper

Jan Hemper

Governor Director for Cert Unlimited

Member of:

Corporation Board

Finance & Corporate Services Committee

Jan has been a Technical Director at In Control Systems Ltd for the last two decades. He has particular expertise in process control, automation and information systems as well as digital transformation. In his role on the Corporation Jan uses his knowledge and experience to help drive areas of key focus for the organisation.

Ashley Holmes

Ashley Holmes

Co-opted member of:

Finance & Corporate Services Committee

Ashley is currently Financial Director at Penny Hydraulics Ltd, a lifting equipment manufacturer based in Clowne, he has overall responsibility for the Finance, Administration, IT, Health & Safety and HR functions. He drives the financial planning of the company by analysing its performance and risks and ensures all legal and company secretarial duties are met and maintains constant awareness of the company’s financial position. He is a CIMA qualified Chartered Accountant, with over 20 years’ experience working in similar roles in manufacturing, he started his career in accountancy practice carrying out financial audits.

Sue Martin-Standley

Sue Martin-Standley

Co-opted Chair of Remuneration Committee

Co-opted member of:

Standards & Performance Committee

Sue has extensive experience within further education learning and skills and has held several senior roles in FE Colleges at Vice and Deputy Principal level. Within this time, she has led colleges to achieve Ofsted Outstanding and led on national curriculum initiatives in STEM and English and maths.

As the managing Director of an education consultancy company, Sue has achieved rapid progression and improvement in a range of turnaround projects and has supported many organisations to achieve sustainable goals.

Sue is passionate about the purpose of further education and optimistic about the positive changes which collaboration can bring to transform lives, communities and economic regeneration.

Leigh Mckenzie

Leigh Mckenzie

Member of:

Corporation Board

Standards & Performance Committee

Leigh’s experience in employment, education and training spans over 30 years. Working in both the public and private sector, Leigh’s career began when he worked in frontline services for the Local Authority. He then progressed to managerial and director level positions.

Leigh says he is honoured to be offered the opportunity to support Chesterfield College students; helping to support their journey to achieve their aspirations.

Lou Mycroft

Lou Mycroft

Link Governor for Safeguarding

Member of:

Corporation Board

Chair of Standards & Performance Committee

Lou Mycroft is an FE Specialist who works nomadically across the sector, often for the Education and Training Foundation. An experienced and respected facilitator, she uses Thinking Environment practices in her work with educators, creating spaces for people to do their best thinking, and to think well together. Lou initially trained in Public Health before joining The Northern College for Adult Community Education in 2020. She ran college-based higher education programmes, including teacher training, and received national recognition for her work around social media and social purpose education. Lou now specialises in building community and trust within organisation. She is the winner of the Edufuturists Staff Wellbeing Champion Award 2020 and is a co-founder of the #JoyFE💛 movement. Lou is a regular columnist with TES FE and the Society of Education and Training’s InTuition journal, a contributor to all three of the Dancing Princess books and is currently finishing a PhD in which she re-imagines adult community education.

Lee Needham

Lee Needham

Staff Governor (Curriculum) and Link Governor for Health & Safety

Member of:

Corporation Board

Lee has worked at Chesterfield College for 14 years across a variety of different courses and specifications and brings a wealth of curriculum knowledge and experience to the Board. He currently work as a Lecturer in Sport and Public Services.

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