Meet Our Governors

Boston College's Governing Body is made up of 18 people from a variety of different sectors of the local community as well as College staff members and current students.

The College Governors make an important contribution to the life of the College and its students, helping to ensure that it is well run and meeting the needs of the local community.

Peter Cropley, Chair of Corporation

Retired Solicitor and Insolvency Practitioner

Peter is the Chair of Corporation and also a member of the Finance and Resources Committee and Search and Governance Committee.
He was born and still lives in the Boston area. He attended Boston Grammar School and then studied Law becoming a Solicitor in 1970 and also from 1986, a licensed Insolvency Practitioner. He was the Senior and Managing Partner at Chattertons Solicitors until his retirement in 2010.

Nick Worth, Chair of Search and Governance

South Holland District Councillor

Nick has been a South Holland District Councillor for 16 years, 12 as Deputy Leader and currently holds the Economic Development portfolio, which covers infrastructure, inward investment and skills.
Nick is also an Executive Member on Lincolnshire County Council with a portfolio covering Heritage, Culture, Libraries, Registrars and Coroners Service. Nationally Nick sits on the Local Government Association's Safer and Stronger Board and is a LGA accredited Peer Mentor.
Nick joined Boston College Board of Governors in December 2015 and is the Chair of the Search and Governance Committee.

Ann Savage

Former Group Technical Director, Bakkavor

Ann was born in Stockport and has moved around the UK with work, settling in Spalding in 2002. Ann studies with the Open University and was Group Technical Director of Bakkavor before retiring. She is a member of the BOD of Marel and does consultancy in the Food Industry.

Ann is a keen equestrian and has represented Great Britain at the Icelandic Horse World Championships. She is also a supporter of Farm Africa, helping African farmers build sustainable businesses.

Andy Atkin

Director, Bulley Davey Chartered Accountants

Andy is a Director at Bulley Davey Accountants, heading up their Spalding Office. Having lived in the area his entire life, Andy attended Spalding Grammar School. before ultimately gaining his degree in Accounting and Finance and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1997.

Andy is on the Audit Committee and in his spare time is a keen golfer and avid football fan.

Ben Webb

Boston College Sports Lecturer and Advanced Practitioner

Ben was born and raised in Leeds but moved to Boston when he was 14 and joined Boston Grammar School. His love of sports drove him to leave school and join the Sports Department at Boston College on the Level 3 National Diploma for two years. 

After graduating from Bedford University with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science, Ben joined Boston College in 2006 as a Learning Support Assistant. This soon developed into a teaching role and now Ben finds himself within the very successful Quality Team, based within our ‘Teaching and Learning Hub’ as one of the College’s Advanced Practitioners.

This role he continues to this day, coupled with his lecturing within sport. In March 2016 he was appointed as a Staff Governor.  

Chris Pett

General Manager, Mastenbroek

Boston College Staff Governor - Chari Pett

Born in Boston and attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle followed by a HND in Business Studies at the then Sheffield Polytechnic. Chris is now the General Manager for the Boston based engineering and manufacturing business Mastenbroek Ltd, he has a keen interest in seeing the next generation of engineers and technicians trained with the necessary skills for a high skills Lincolnshire economy.

Chris is the Vice-Chair of the Standards Committee.

David Earnshaw

Parkinson Harness Technology

David graduated within an Engineering Degree from Bristol University in 1987 and since then has been working in the UK manufacturing sector. Starting at the BMW factory that now produces the Mini in Oxford, David worked at a various automotive and FMCG companies before moving to Lincolnshire in 1997 to take over the running of what was to become Parkinson Harness Technology.
David has played a variety of sports at club level and still cycles regularly although these days he tries to avoid situations that are likely to result in falling off. He is also a Parent Governor at the Primary School that his daughter attends.

David Hanson

Agricultural Relationship Manager, NatWest

David is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee. He works for NatWest Bank as an Agricultural Relationship Manager.

He lives locally with his family and is a keen football and rugby fan.

Gerry Tawton

Finance Director, Fogarty Ltd

Gerry is Finance Director of Fogarty, a leading manufacturer and distributor of quilts and pillows, which can trace its roots in Boston back to 1877.

Born in Cardiff, Gerry is a graduate in Economics and is a Chartered Accountant. With over 30 years' experience, he has held senior finance roles in companies, both UK based and multi-national, in a variety of industry sectors.
Gerry has lived in Boston for more than 10 years and prior to being a Governor and sitting on the Finance and Resources Committee, he was a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.

Harley Smith

Boston College Level 3 Media Learner

Harley is a current Level 3 Year 1 Media student and had been attending Boston College for three years since leaving school and moving to Boston from Gloucestershire.

During his time at Boston College Harley has studied the Level 2 Computing course, as well as the Level 2 Early Years course, as his future goal is to attend university to gain a qualification in teaching and media, with the overall aim to become a College Lecturer or possible a University Lecturer.

Harley enjoys supporting his peers and others around him through their development and his own.

Helen Mather

Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurt Group

Helen was born in Nottinghamshire and moved to the Boston area in 2000. Having previously worked in the NHS and in private training consultants, Helen now is the Group Learning and Development Manager for Longhurst Group looking after sites in both the East and West Midlands.

Qualified for over 15 years in HR and L& D and 20 years in Management Helen is also an elected member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning as well as an ACCAS qualified mediator.

She is a member of the Standard Committee.

Helen Wright

General Manager, GB Alarms Ltd

Helen is a member of the Audit Committee.

She was born in Donington and attended Boston High School. Helen has worked at the University of Nottingham, Pilgrim Hospital and the Lincolnshire Standard Group so has a very sound knowledge of the local area.

She now helps to run the family owned businesses, primarily George Barnsdale and Sons Ltd and GBSG Ltd.

Jo Maher

Boston College Principal and Chief Executive

Jo Maher - Boston College Principal and CEO

Jo Maher is Principal and Chief Executive at Boston College, a Youth Commissioner for the Learning and Work Institute, and the lead psychologist for WorldSkills Team UK. Prior to taking up her position at Boston College, Jo was Assistant Principal at Reaseheath College, after spending 9 years working through from sessional lecturing to Head of Department at Loughborough College.  Jo is also a qualified teacher, Chartered Sports Scientist, Practitioner Psychologist and internationally published academic with passion for health and well-being.

Stephen Brown

Former Additional Ofsted Inspector

Stephen is the Chair of the Standards Committee and Vice-Chair of the Audit committee. He has a strong teaching and learning background, having started his teaching career at the College before going on to teach and manage at four other colleges.
Stephen was an additional inspector for Ofsted for over 12 years.

Stephen Crozier

Boston College Science Lecturer

Steve Crozier is a Boston College Science Lecturer and mainly teaches physics and chemistry at Level 2 and Level 3. Before teaching Steve spent over 20 years as an Industrial Chemist in a number of locations around the country.
Steve passionately believes in the power of education to change lives and is also a Parent Governor at Boston High School, where his children attend. Steve is also married to a Primary School Teacher, so education is quite steeped into his life.

New Governors - Profile coming soon

Michelle Sacks

Deputy Chief Executive at Boston Borough Council

Terry Moore

Bakkavor Foods Ltd/Consultant

Kaspars Zvejnieks

Uniformed Public Services Level 2 - Student Govenor

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