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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 Organisational 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

Martyn Glossop

Martyn Glossop

Co-opted member of the 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.

Tony Cawthorne

Tony Cawthorne

Co-opted member of the 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.

Janet Beaumont

Janet Beaumont

Co-Opted Chair of Remuneration Committee

Janet is a director of her own company which provides consultancy support mainly to the public service having left local government as Chief Executive of Local Government East Midlands in 2008. Her public service experience spans over 40 years and she retains a role on a Remuneration Committee in a District Council and has recently retired from the Group Board of a major housing and care provider where she also Chaired the Remuneration Committee. Janet’s managerial and governance experience will support the work of the Corporation.

Howard Freeman

Howard Freeman

Co-Opted member of Audit Committee

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.

Geoff Taster

Geoff Taster

Co-Opted member of Finance & Corporate Services Committee

Joined the Corporation in 2018. Geoff is a qualified chartered accountant, currently working as a Senior Financial Accountant at Royal Mail plc. Key functions of his role include preparing the audited accounts for public consumption, the implementation of group wide policy changes and interpreting financial information for senior stakeholders. Previously Geoff worked as an internal and external auditor for PwC, this included working with a number of entities in the further and higher education sector.

Jessica Shore

Jessica Shore

Clerk to the Corporation

Julie Richards

Julie Richards

Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Julie was appointed Principal and CEO of the Chesterfield College Group in 2017. Julie joined the college group as an Executive Director of Business Enterprise in 2009 before being promoted to Deputy Principal in 2011. Julie has a master’s degree in strategic leadership and has worked in Further Education for almost 30 years, spending the last 20 years in senior management roles.

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