Executive Leadership Group

  • Neil Thomas, Chief Executive and Principal, Dudley College of Technology

    Neil Thomas, Chief Executive and Principal, Dudley College of Technology

    01384 363 320, neil.thomas@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    As Chief Executive and Principal, Neil is responsible for the development and delivery of outstanding provision for college apprentices, full time learners aged 16-18 years, full time A level learners aged 16-18 years, full time and part time adult education learners and higher skills learners. Working closely with colleagues, the Chief Executive and Principal will foster a culture of innovation in respect of teaching and learning and curriculum development in all curriculum areas. The Chief Executive and Principal will oversee the day to day operations of the Dudley learning quarter, the Construction Apprenticeship Training Centre and any other delivery centres for the provision detailed above. Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Officers, Vice Principal, Assistant Principals and managers across the college, the Chief Executive and Principal will lead on the development and implementation of cross college quality and business improvement strategies. Working alongside the Corporation, Chief Officers and senior colleagues, the Chief Executive and Principal will play a pivotal role in the determination and oversight of the strategic development of Dudley College of Technology, its subsidiaries and associated organisations (including the Dudley Academies Trust). The Chief Executive and Principal will lead on developing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and will play a significant role in representing the college externally. The Chief Executive and Principal will provide inspirational leadership to the staff and students of Dudley College of Technology.


  • Andrew Comyn, Chief Operating Officer

    Andrew Comyn, Chief Operating Officer

    01384 363 357, andrew.comyn@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    The Chief Operating Officer will support the Chief Executive and Principal and other senior post holders and the Corporation by developing and providing pro-active leadership on financial strategy and control and human, capital and physical resource development across the college. The post holder will be a key member of the college’s executive team, Director of Dudley College Enterprises Ltd and a member of the Dudley Academies Trust board. The Chief Operating Officer will ensure the college’s financial objectives are achieved. The Chief Operating Officer will provide effective support to the Chief Executive and Principal in the control, review, management and development of the college’s and Dudley Academies Trust’s finance, business planning and risk management systems. In line with the college’s strategic plan, the Chief Operating Officer is also the senior post holder responsible for the development and operation of the college’s human resource management framework, the planning of staff resources and the ongoing maintenance of good staff relations in the college. Working alongside the Corporation, Chief Executive and Principal, Chief Officers and senior colleagues, the Chief Operating Officer will play a pivotal role in the determination and oversight of the strategic development of Dudley College of Technology, its subsidiaries and associated organisations, including the Dudley Academies Trust. The Chief Operating Officer will support the Chief Executive and Principal in developing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and will play a significant role in representing the college externally.


  • Sanjeev Ohri, Chief Officer, Business Development & Dudley Worldwide

    Sanjeev Ohri, Chief Officer, Business Development and Dudley Worldwide

    01384 363 335, sanjeev.ohri@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    The Chief Officer Business Development and Dudley College Worldwide will ensure effective relationships are developed with new and existing business partners, in order to create opportunities and secure contracts for training and development in companies and to support delivery of income targets in line with the college’s strategic objectives. The Chief Officer Business Development and Dudley College Worldwide is responsible for the college’s employer engagement activities, the recruitment of apprentices and also the effective operation of business partnerships including franchise and external delivery partners locally, nationally and internationally. The Chief Officer Business Development and Dudley College Worldwide is also responsible for developing and managing the college’s worldwide operations. The Chief Officer Business Development and Dudley College Worldwide will be responsible for the effective operation of our ATECC Construction Training Centre based in Waltham Forest, London. The Chief Officer Business Development and Dudley College Worldwide will support the Chief Executive and Principal in developing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and will play a significant role in representing the college externally.


  • Diana Martin, Vice Principal, Dudley College of Technology

    Diana Martin, Vice Principal, Dudley College of Technology

    Designated Safeguarding / Prevent Officer

    01384 363 940, diana.martin@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    Working closely with the Chief Executive and Principal, the Vice Principal will ensure the development and delivery of outstanding provision for college apprentices, full time learners aged 16-18 years, full time A level learners aged 16-18 years, full time and part time adult education learners and higher skills learners. Working closely with the Chief Executive and Principal and management colleagues, the Vice Principal will foster a culture of innovation in respect of teaching and learning and curriculum development in all curriculum areas. The Vice Principal will support the Chief Executive and Principal in overseeing the day to day operations of the Dudley Learning Quarter and any other delivery centres for the provision detailed above. The Vice Principal will support the development and implementation of cross college quality and business improvement strategies. Working alongside senior colleagues, the Vice Principal will play a key role in the determination and oversight of the strategic development of Dudley College of Technology, its subsidiaries and associated organisations (including the Dudley Academies Trust). The Vice Principal will support the Chief Executive and Principal in developing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and will play a significant role in representing the college externally. Alongside the Chief Executive and Principal the Vice Principal will provide inspirational leadership to the staff and students of Dudley College of Technology.


  • Carl Riding , Vice Principal, Dudley College of Technology

    Carl Riding, Vice Principal, Dudley College of Technology

    01384 363 940, carl.riding@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    The Vice Principal Curriculum and Performance ensures the development and delivery of outstanding provision across all key client groups through development of robust systems and processes. The Vice Principal supports the development and implementation of cross college quality and business improvement strategies. Working alongside senior colleagues, the Vice Principal plays the lead role in driving the development of the college’s apprenticeship provision, ensuring high standards are maintained. They also manage the Management Information System team, ensuring the college meets its performance targets and remains compliant in all aspects of its operations. The post holder plays a pivotal role in fostering a culture of innovation in teaching and learning and curriculum development across the college.


  • Steve Johnson, Executive Director of Estates and Capital Projects

    Steve Johnson, Executive Director of Estates and Capital Projects

    01384 363 050, steve.johnson@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    The Executive Director Estates and Capital Projects is the senior post responsible for all matters relating to the college’s property, health and safety, estates and facilities management. The Executive Director Estates and Capital Projects will oversee the strategic development and operational management of estates and capital projects, in line with the college’s commitment to sustainability and value for money.


  • Debbie Goode, Assistant Principal Marketing and Public Affairs

    Debbie Goode, Executive Director Public Affairs and Marketing

    01384 363 517, debbie.goode@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    The Executive Director Public Affairs and Marketing shapes and manages the development and maintenance of marketing activities which effectively meet the college’s strategic objectives. Reporting to the Chief Executive and Principal and working closely with the college’s curriculum and employer facing teams, with key staff in the Dudley Academies Trust and across the college’s wider operations, this post holder is responsible for our integrated brand and marketing strategy in order to promote the College’s vison and objectives, drive brand presence and reputation, and increase student numbers. The Executive Director Public Affairs and Marketing will raise the external profile of the college locally, regionally and nationally and will build trust with colleagues, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation and demonstrate high integrity. Through strong leadership the Executive Director Public Affairs and Marketing will motivate and inspire the marketing team and other staff to deliver measurable outputs.


  • Shaun Hunt, Assistant Principal Curriculum & Standards

    Shaun Hunt, Executive Director Innovation and Technical Learning

    01384 363 676, shaun.hunt@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    The Executive Director Innovation and Technical Learning will shape and manage the delivery and development of learning across a number of curriculum areas and will have site and cross-college responsibilities. Executive Director Innovation and Technical Learning will bring about the continuous improvement in learner success and will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of learning as well as fostering a culture of innovation in respect of teaching and learning and curriculum development. Through strong strategic leadership the Executive Director Innovation and Technical Learning will motivate and inspire curriculum teams to maintain or achieve outstanding provision. This post holder will have a remit for developing higher level technical provision across all sectors that will meet regional and national skills priorities.


  • Georgina Barnard, Managing Director for Black Country and the Marches Institute of Technology

    Georgina Barnard, Managing Director for Black Country and the Marches Institute of Technology

    01384 363 471, georgina.barnard@dudleycol.ac.uk

    Job Purpose

    The Managing Director will oversee the successful development and operation of the IoT and will support the directors of TTPL in ensuring the successful operation of TTPL. Working with the IoT’s key delivery and employer partners the Managing Director will ensure the IoT delivers on its core mission, meets the key performance indicators agreed with the Department for Education (DfE) and becomes the leading centre for the delivery of advanced and higher technical skills in the Black Country and the Marches.

    For Dudley College of Technology the Managing Director will ensure the college enjoys sector leading engagement with employers, employer bodies and industry stakeholders. As a member of the college’s Executive Leadership Group and with senior level oversight of the operations of the college’s Business Development Team and Employment Hub, the Managing Director will define long-term organisational strategic goals, build key customer relationships, identify business opportunities, deliver growth in apprenticeship numbers and ensure that all employers receiving service from the college have a first class customer experience.