Boston College's Governing Body is made up of a group of 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
Nick Worth, Chair of Search and Governance
South Holland District Councillor
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.
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.
Boston College Programme Area Manager for Motor Vehicle and Engineering
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 and Advanced Practitioner role within the very successful Quality Team.
Ben's current role is now Programme Area Manager for Motor Vehicle and Engineering based in the College's brand new EMAT Centre.
General Manager, Mastenbroek
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.
Parkinson Harness Technology
Head of Human Resources, Lincolnshire Co-op
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Heather is Head of Human Resources for Lincolnshire Co-op, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has built a profession career in Human Resources and Learning & Development including FTSE 100 companies. Heather has a degree in Economics from the University of York and also an MBA.
Heather is Lincolnshire born and bred and has a range of experience as a Secondary School Governor, Chair of Governors, charity Trustee and was a founding member of the Greater Lincolnshire Employment and Skills Board, representing the business community and the GLLEP on the Area Review for Lincolnshire.
Practice Manager at Spalding Community Hospital
Helen was born in Nottinghamshire and moved to the Boston area in 2000. Having previously worked in the NHS and in private training consultants. From August 2019 Helen moved back to the NHS and is now working within the Lincolnshire Community Health Service Trust of the NHS as Practice Manager at Spalding Community Hospital.
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.
Human Resources Director, Metsä Group UK
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Kate is the Director of Human Resources for Metsä Group UK, a Boston based timber manufacturing business employing over 300 people locally. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and distribution.
Kate is a self-confessed change-maker, with a passion for helping individuals to flourish and organisations to achieve competitive advantage through people capability.
Deputy Chief Executive, Boston Borough Council
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Michelle Sacks is Deputy Chief Executive at Boston Borough Council with responsibility for growth and inward investment with particular emphasis on re-purposing the High Street and creating an environment within the Council and within the Borough of Boston as the place to come and do business. Michelle is also the Council’s lead on the Town Deal - working closely with a range of stakeholders to develop ideas and initiatives to generate increased footfall within the town centre.
Michelle is married to Phil and has an 11 year old son, Elliot.
Boston College Health and Social Lecturer
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After gaining her HNC at Boston College in 1992, Ruth begin her career in the Health and Social Care industry as a support worker working her way up to care manager specalising with working with service users with learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries. She then went on to become a National Training Manager, writing and delivering bespoke care training across the sector. Before coming back to Boston College in 2011 as a member of staff to pass on her industry knowledge.More recently Ruth has had 18 months working with people in palliative care and supporting them (and their families) at end of life.
Ruth is passionate about learning and wants to ensure learners at Boston College are receiving first class education.
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If you would like to contact the Chair of Corporation, you can do so by contacting: c/o Clerk to the Corporation, Boston College, Skirbeck Road, Boston, PE21 6LF