I have been a Governor at BCoT for 8 years and Chair of
Governors since 2009. I have lived in Hampshire for 25 years
and am an accountant by profession. My entire working life
has been in Local Government, latterly at Basingstoke and Deane
Borough Council where I was Head of Financial Services until my
retirement in 2006. I therefore have a good understanding of
the area that BCoT serves.
My public sector and financial experience have been invaluable in enabling me to carry out my role as Governor and Chair and to be a supportive "critical friend" to the Senior Management Team.
Born and brought up in Hampshire, I live on the South Coast near Southampton.
I have over 30 years' experience in Human Resources management and for the last seven years have been employed as HR Director for Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd in Basingstoke. I became a Governor at BCoT in 2006 have served on several committees and am currently Vice Chair of Governors.
I was appointed Principal of Basingstoke College of Technology in 2009. I qualified as a teacher at Newcastle University, after gaining a degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science. Education has always been my passion; however, I also loved working in the private sector and became the first graduate management trainee at Marks & Spencer Marble Arch.
I re-entered the education sector some 20 years ago and remained for 15 of those years in an FE environment, focusing particularly on partnership, community, income generation and most recently workforce development. In July 2003 I was appointed to set up Crossways Academy, Lewisham which became a CISCO world reference site for use of ICT in education, as well as providing a template for integrated smart building technology.
I was employed within the Retail Travel Industry for 17 years managing a number of locations in West London. This experience in the Travel & Tourism Industry led to my interest in teaching the subject. I joined BCoT in August 2003 and initially taught Travel & Tourism, however I now mainly teach Marketing across a variety of diploma levels. I am the Programme Manager for Business, Professional Studies, Retail and Travel & Tourism. I have also been involved in training and supporting new teachers and am part of the cross college Teaching Observation Team.
My working life has been spent in the international banknote industry (print and paper) with experience in most functions as well as at board level. On retirement I formed my own consultancy business. I was a parish councillor (including Chairman) for many years and am now involved in local voluntary work. My commitment to BCoT goes back some 20 years during which time I have been Chair of Governors and sat on many advisory and sub-committees.
I am currently employed as the Head of Quality Improvement and Teacher Training at a London FE College. I have over 6 years experience in performance management and quality improvement. I was a Programme Manager at BCoT in 2003 and have I am committed to improvements in student experiences at BCoT. I have experiences as a Veterinary Surgeon, a Marketer and a curriculum manager and reviewer
I am Joint Managing Director of Stannah Stairlifts Ltd, and was a Director of Basingstoke Engineering Training Association which was absorbed into BCoT in 2006. Originally trained as an Engineer, my link area at BCoT is Business and Apprenticeships, both aspects key to development of our region.
My professional life has been spent in the education of Hearing Impaired Children in various parts of the country which included two Headships. My final post prior to early retirement was as Head of Service for Hearing Impaired Children for Hampshire County Council.
I served for sixteen years as a Councillor for the Brookvale ward of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, which includes the Basingstoke College of Technology. I have been a Governor of the College since 2002. I was Mayor of Basingstoke during 1999/2000.
Simon Keightley has been a consultant eye surgeon at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke for the past 25 years. He was a previous Vice President and chairman of the Examinations Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He has a longstanding interest in the training and the assessment of doctors and was Director of Medical Education at the North Hampshire Hospital until recently. He is a performance assessor for the General Medical Council. He was appointed as a governor of BCoT in 2012 with a special link to Health and Social Care. He hopes to increase the relationship between BCoT and the local hospitals with encouragement for BCoT students to visit the hospital and gain experience in all facets of health care.
I am currently Interim Head of Commissioning at Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council having trained as a solicitor with the Council back in 2000. I spent many years in Legal & Democratic Services managing a team of lawyers and establishing a shared legal service with Hart District Council. I have now changed direction to lead a new business unit that is responsible for procurement and performance as well as looking at the commissioning of all services across the board - this means simply getting the right things done, in the right way, at the right time, for the right price for our residents. I bring both a legal and new ways of working perspective to the Board as one of their new Governors.
From school to Apprenticeship to successful engineering businesses, all in sunny Basingstoke.
I have over 25 years experience of technology based engineering including Managing Director of LG Motion & MiniTec through start-up and continued expansion plans.
At a local level, I'm a season ticket holder of Basingstoke Town Football Club and play Table Tennis in division 1 of the Basingstoke League.
I have been the Headteacher of The Costello School in Basingstoke since 2003. I have worked in the Education Sector for 25 years.
As a Governor I sit on the Quality Committee and bring a wealth of local knowledge on the 11-16 education sector
I joined international paper company, Wiggins Teape, after university and spent 25 years in many roles including research, marketing and commercial management. I left to become Managing Director of a company producing Birthday/Christmas cards.
My final career with Learning and Skills Council in Hampshire, responsible for funding FE colleges. As Governor I have focussed on Quality (chair of committee) and marketing.
As Managing Director of Wilding Butler Phil drives the business towards its vision to be 'The Construction Company of Choice". Since its establishment in 1993, Wilding Butler has focused on providing exceptional customer satisfaction on projects of up to £5 million in value throughout Hampshire and the surrounding areas and is rapidly moving towards this vision.
Phil is passionate about developing the full potential of his business and the individuals within the Company and for this reason Wilding Butler are an 'Investor in People.'
In addition to his role in Wilding Butler Phil is a non-executive director of Southern Enterprise Alliance, a not for profit organisation which supports local businesses with a view to improving the local economy. He is also Chair of the committee that organises the Inspire Business Awards for Basingstoke and North Hampshire.
I have a Business background, and have been a Governor for several years. I am Chair of the Search Committee and serve as a member of the Audit and Renumeration Committees.
The Clerk to the Corporation is Simon Burrell
Tel: 01256 354141