The Governance of Warrington & Vale Royal College is carried out by a Corporation or Governing Body which is comprised of 20 Members drawn from Industry and Commerce, the Community and staff and student representation. The Principal of the College is also a Member of the Corporation which carries out its work assisted by 5 Committees which are Search and Governance; Finance, Human Resources and Estates; Standards and Curriculum; Audit; and Senior Staff Salaries. The minutes of all meetings are available from the Clerk to the Corporation. Please email

The legal framework under which the Corporation of the College operates is set out in the Instrument and Articles of Government.

Mervyn Ward – Chair of the Corporation - External member

Nichola Newton - Principal / Chief Executive of Warrington & Vale Royal College

Val Armstrong - External member

Stephen Broomhead - External member

Julie Burnett - External member

Oliver Burton - External member

Eleanor Dunn - Student governor

Tim Evans - Staff governor

Peter Fitzhenry - External member

Martin Hill - External member

John Joyce - External member

Annette McIntosh-Scott – External member

Mark Pearce - Staff governor

Afthkhar Quayyum - External member - Vice Chair

David Shaw - External member

Karen Thompson - External member

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