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 Organisation Chart

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 Cawthorne

Tony Cawthorne

Co-opted member of:

Standards and Performance Committee

Tony Cawthorne is a plant quality manager at Bosch Thermotechnology. He started his career as an apprentice in the quality department at GKN Powder Metallurgy, from there he has progressed through different companies and industries whilst still remaining in the quality domain. During his current role at Bosch he mentors apprentices and provides a point of contact for them.

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

Member of:

Corporation Board

Finance & Corporate Services Committee

Governor Director for Cert Unlimited

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.

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

Member of:

Corporation Board

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.

Richard Naylor

Richard Naylor

Staff Governor (Support) Link Governor for Health & Safety

Member of:

Corporation Board

Richard has worked at Chesterfield College since 2014 championing the Mental Health agenda in his role in the safeguarding team. Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. Although his early career started as an electrical and IT engineer, he retrained to follow a passion to work with people and tackle social injustice. He qualified as a Mental Health Nurse from Dundee University and then worked with young people, high risk offenders, homeless people and those with substance abuse. In 2009 he helped to develop a service model for people experiencing homelessness which won the East Midlands Cabinet Office Award for Innovation. He recently qualified as a certified tutor for two Mental Health First Aid England programmes.

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