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College Management Structure

The Boston College Management Team is made up of experienced industry professionals who have many years of experience of working within Further Education.


For a full overview and breakdown, please view the Boston College's current Management Structure.

Boston College Principal and CEO Claire Foster (B&W)

Claire Foster

Principal and Chief Executive

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Vicki Locke

Deputy Principal

Vicki’s current role involves overseeing and having responsibility for the leadership and effective management of performance for curriculum, quality and learner services. A key part of this work is working with colleagues across the College to secure outstanding teaching and learning and high levels of learner success, whilst also delivering an efficient curriculum offer that meets employers’ needs. Vicki has worked at Boston College since December 2011 as Head of Quality, and establishing the Teaching and Learning Hub and introducing the College’s learner tracking system ‘VITAL’.

Prior to working at Boston College, Vicki worked at a land-based College managing the animal and equine provision. 

Outside of work, Vicki enjoyed spending time with her family and her dogs, as well as socialising and generally relaxing.

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Debbie Holland

Vice Principal: Finance and Corporate Services

Debbie is a CIPFA qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years working within a public sector finance function.  Debbie joined Boston College in 2014 on secondment from Boston Borough Council as College Accountant whilst working between the two organisations.  She moved to the College permanently from March 2018 as the Head of Finance, and more recently as Director of Finance. 

Debbie’s role of Vice Principal: Finance and Corporate Services involves overseeing the finance function of the College.  She is responsible for preparing annual financial forecasts for the financial strategy, preparing the annual accounts and providing financial advice to the principal, staff and governors.  Other parts of her role include managing the internal and external audits, risk management and liaising with legal representatives.

Outside of work Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, going to the gym and running.  Weekends are often spent at the side of a football pitch watching her son and socialising with friends and family.

Adrian Humphreys

Executive Director for Business, Innovation and Partnerships

Adrian joined the College in March 2021, from the private sector as Executive Director for Business, Innovation and Partnerships. He has significant successful Managing Director commercial experience, that is combined with over 25 years of Further and Higher Education teaching and management experience. Complimenting this, Adrian has governance experience in an OFSTED rated Outstanding training provider holding the portfolios for quality and safeguarding. His extensive skill set covering commercial, FE executive and senior roles are a key fit for this role.

Adrian’s outwardly facing business acumen drives forward the strategic growth of the College by implementing key college business indicators and government skills agenda topics. He has a keen focus on developing and joining together key stakeholder relationships that offer complimentary opportunities and benefits for employers and learners alike. Adrian’s key areas of focus within the College are business and employer development, apprenticeships, learner work experience, marketing and communications, and international connections.

Away from college, Adrian is a keen sportsperson. He has worked and coached in elite levels of football, along with holding a personal trainer certificate for over 30 years. He is a keen Warwickshire County Cricket Club supporter and Aston Villa FC Holte End season ticket holder.

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Jen Durrant

Interim Executive Director: People

Jen is CIPD qualified with over 20 years’ experience in HR and joined the College in 2011.  Her current role is responsible for building and delivering a people strategy that focuses on the development of staff and provides our leadership to the HR function. 

Following the completion of her degree in Health, Welfare and Social Policy, Jen returned to Boston and began her career, working in HR for a local private sector company in food manufacturing. After studying for the Certificate in Personnel Practice, she moved to United Lincolnshire NHS Trust as a development opportunity arose. This was a generalist HR position that involved recruitment of senior clinicians.  After seven years’ and completing her Masters in Human Resource Management, she left to join the College as a Recruitment and Employee Relations Manager and has always been fully committed to the people strategy at the College.

Jen is married and outside of work is kept very busy with her three children and their social calendars! 

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Tim White

Assistant Principal: Curriculum

Tim has worked at Boston College for 18 years. Coming from a Television Production background, he originally taught Media, before moving into the Programme Area Manager role for Visual Arts and Media. From here, Tim developed new qualifications in Photography and Graphic Design, which are now staple courses at Boston College. In 2017, he took over as the Programme Area Manager for Business, Accounting and Tourism, building on an already strong department, developing the course offer, and broadening his skill set in include apprenticeships, University Level and Adult provisions.

In 2019, Tim took on the role as Head of Curriculum Development, leading to his current role of Assistant Principal: Curriculum. In this current role, he is responsible for the all curriculum areas, as well as managing Distance Learning. The remit of his role is to continue the growth in provision at Boston College

Outside of work, Tim continues to try and balance his hobbies of cycling and travelling, whilst redeveloping his home.

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Dawn Telford

Assistant Principal: Learner Experience

Dawn's primary career was as a paediatric nurse and worked for Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust. In 2001, Dawn joined the College as a part time lecturer within both the Health and Social Care, and Early Years departments. Since then she has had a series of roles within the College including managing course areas and curriculum.

In 2012, Dawn moved from curriculum to manage the College’s Learner Services Department. This move led to Dawn’s current role of Assistant Principal: Learner Experience, which involved managing and coordinating the support services for all Boston College’s learners. Dawn is also the designated lead for Safeguarding, Prevent and Career Leader.

Outside of work, Dawn enjoys reading, cooking and sewing.

Kelly Harris - Assistant Principal

Kelly Harris

Assistant Principal: Performance and Quality

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