Independent

Prof Andrew George is Vice Principal (Education and International) at Brunel University London. He joined Brunel from Imperial College London where he was Professor of Molecular Immunology and Director of the Graduate School and the School of Professional Development. His research focuses on understanding how to manipulate the immune system to treat disease, in particular in relation to transplantation. In addition, Andrew has a strong interest in the ethics and regulation of research, and is the Chair of the National Research Ethics Advisors' Panel and a Trustee of Action Medical Research. He lives with his family in St Margarets, and was appointed to the board in October 2011.

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Daniel is a biology teacher and Head of Department at a school in central London. He has a strong interest in teaching and learning and completed a part-time master’s degree within this field in 2017. At present he is enrolled on a German language course at RHACC and also completed a painting and drawing course at the college last year. Daniel was appointed student governor in December 2017.

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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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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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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

Richard gained a professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant before taking a job as an accountant in industry in the 70s.In the 1980s he moved into general management and pursued a career in the paper, print and packaging industry. He has served on the boards of FTSE 350 Companies for over 30 years and concluded his career in 2014 as non executive chairman of two listed Investment Trusts. He is currently involved in honorary work as a Past Master and Treasurer of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, and as Vice President of the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). He has lived in Richmond for over 40 years during which time he and his wife have brought up four children. In addition he has been a member of many local sports clubs, a student at RHACC and continues to mentor local entrepreneurs as part of a scheme organised by Richmond Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed to the RACC Governing Body in 2015 and subsequently the RHACC Board in October 2017.

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Theresa has enjoyed a successful and varied 30 year career in adult education, starting as a part time tutor, progressing through management in a large Further Education College and culminating in the role of Deputy Principal, directing curriculum and student experience at Working Men’s College. Her career highlight was leading her team there to achieve the grade of outstanding in an OFSTED inspection. Now retired from paid work, she is relishing the opportunity to maintain involvement in her chosen field through voluntary work and in particular as a governor at RHACC.

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