Independent

Andrew George is an executive coach and consultant in education, healthcare and research ethics. He is Chair of Imperial College Health Partners, a non-executive Director of Health Education England and the Health Research Authority and a Trustee of the Epilepsy Society. Prior to this he was Deputy Vice Chancellor at Brunel University London, and Professor of Molecular Immunology at Imperial College London (where he was Director of the Graduate School and School of Professional Development). He was awarded an MBE for his work in research ethics. He lives in St Margarets and was appointed to the Board in October 2011.

"I work with ambitious leaders, using coaching to help them identify and surpass their goals".

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LLB, Solicitor

Farah is a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the field of corporate law. She is a partner at a leading international law firm in London, where she is responsible for the development of trainee lawyers. She has a strong interest in education and was a governor (and vice chair) of a school in Ham for many years. She is currently a trustee of Citizens Advice Richmond. Farah was brought up in Kew and following a few years in London and Australia returned to live in Richmond with her family 25 years ago. Her interests include literature, theatre, walking, current affairs and travel. She was appointed to the Hillcroft board in 2016, and the RHACC Board in October 2017.

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Staff Governor

Graham has 15 years teaching and team leadership experience in the Further Education sector. Having studied Health and Psychology, to post-graduate level, Graham undertook teacher training and has subsequently delivered a wide range of learning and training programmes to a broad spectrum of adult learners. Graham is a Programme Manager based at the Hillcroft site currently focusing on the development and expansion of the Hillcroft Women’s Education offer. Graham served as a staff governor prior to the merger on the Hillcroft College Board from 2016 and was appointed to the RHACC Board as staff governor in 2017.

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Helen has spent her career working in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently she was Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the trade association representing the UK consumer healthcare industry. In her role she was responsible for corporate governance and led discussions between the industry and external stakeholders including government and regulators on regulatory and policy issues. She was also responsible for the industry Codes of Advertising Practice and the provision of pre-publication copy clearance services for marketing materials. Helen was formerly the Head of Ethics and Professional Standards at The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. She is passionate about lifelong learning; its role in personal development and impact on health and well-being. Helen was appointed to the RACC Board in December 2016.

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Independent (Vice Chair)

Jane O'Shea has spent her career working in publishing. Most recently she was Publishing Director of an independent start-up company which was successfully sold after 20 years of continuous growth. As part of her responsibility for the publishing, she was closely involved in marketing and publicity strategy. She has always been interested in education and means of achieving potential. She became a governor in 2014 and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the local community.

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Linda is Emeritus Professor of Health at the Open University and a previous Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care (1995-2000). Her major teaching and research interests are in public health, in particular environmental and children’s health. Between 2000 and 2017 she was Pro-Vice Chancellor, Curriculum and Awards, in which capacity she established the OU Centre for Widening Participation and the OU Centre for Professional Learning and Development. She led the OU-RCN Strategic Alliance to extend learning opportunities for nurses and support staff. She now works as a consultant in public health professional development.  Since May 2017 she has served as a County Councillor and is a Member of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Health Committee and Commercial and Investment Committee. Her role on the Health Committee includes helping to prioritise public health spending across the county to tackle health inequalities. Linda was appointed Chair of the Hillcroft Council in July 2012, and became co-Vice Chair of the RHACC Board upon the merger with Richmond Adult Community College in October 2017.

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Lisa is an Economic Development and Place Marketing Consultant and Interim Manager who runs her own business, Sharp Business Insights Ltd. She has worked in roles within Local Government and the Voluntary Sector, including at London Borough of Richmond and Richmond Council for Voluntary Service (RCVS) as well as in Higher Education and the private sector. Lisa is passionate about creating opportunities for all the community and as such is delighted to be joining the RACC Board to support local people and businesses to access further education and training for personal and professional growth. In her roles Lisa has created, delivered and commissioned business support programmes, including training and mentoring, organised events and devised and run marketing campaigns. She has worked with local strategic partners including Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Industry and local Richmond businesses and previously worked with RACC and RCVS to develop their joint training partnership. She was appointed to the RACC Board in 2016.

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Independent (Chair)

Louise is a lawyer who was a senior legal adviser to the Civil Aviation Authority before joining De La Rue plc. As General Counsel and Company Secretary, until retiring in March 2009, she was a member of the Executive Committee and responsible for the provision of legal services to the Group and advising the Board on legal and governance matters. She chaired the Risk Committee of the Board. She has been chairman of the Employed Barristers Committee of the Bar Council and vice chairman of the Training for the Bar Committee and is a master of the bench of Gray's Inn.

She is a Trustee of National Family Mediation and of the Gray's Inn Scholarships Trust. She was a public member of Network Rail until July 2015 and was a Trustee of Farnham Castle.

Louise lives in Richmond, and her interests include music, theatre and the arts generally, as well as politics and travel. She was appointed to the RACC Board in 2009.

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Independent

Mark worked for Royal Dutch Shell plc until his retirement in 2011. Most of his career was spent in the International Oil Trading division where he held a number of operational and commercial management roles in London and overseas. In 1999 he was appointed London Contracts manager for Shell Trading, responsible for the administration of commercial oil supply, trading and storage contracts in Europe, Caribbean and Central America. He has considerable experience of business, staff and process management.

In 2013 he became a volunteer for RHLT (a local charity supporting adults with learning disabilities) to assist with their fundraising and grant sourcing activities. In the same year he joined the RHLT trustee board. He has also been a member of the RACC Community Engagement Group. Mark was appointed a governor in January 2014. He is married with two adult children, lives in Hampton and has been a RHACC music student for a number of years. He is a keen jazz and folk guitarist.

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Independent

Nigel was a partner in a top-ten accounting practice for many years until his retirement in 2012. Since then he has taken on a number of not-for-profit roles including trusteeships of Citizens Advice Richmond, Wimbledon and Putney Commons and NAM Publications and he is a member of two audit committees. He was a governor of Hillcroft College before its merger with RHACC in 2017.

Nigel is married with two adult children and lives in Wimbledon.

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