Edinburgh College seeking new chair

Edinburgh College’s Milton Road Campus.

Edinburgh College is launching the search for a new Chair of the Board to succeed Professor Sir Ian Diamond, who stood down on 31 October 2019.

The Scottish Government has now started the process of finding a new Chair and applications will remain open until 14 April 2020.

Ann Landels, Interim Chair of the Board

Ann Landels, Interim Chair of the Board says “I would encourage as many people as possible to consider applying for this incredibly rewarding role. Edinburgh College plays a key part in supporting its local communities, the region it serves, as well as the wider population. The College is a dynamic and thriving institution which delivers life changing education. The Board of Management provides strategic leadership, direction, support and guidance to support the work happening across the College to deliver the best possible learning experience and outcomes for its students. In this role, the new Chair of the Board will be working with an excellent Principal and Senior Management team as well as incredibly dedicated teaching and support staff.”

Audrey Cumberford, College Principal

College Principal, Audrey Cumberford says “The position of Chair of the Board of Management is vital to the future direction of Edinburgh College and to developing the educational landscape of Edinburgh and the Lothians. As one of the UK’s largest colleges we provide education and training to over 26,000 students and are helping to upskill and reskill workforces across the country and the world. Our College has significant scale and reach and has ambitions to become Scotland’s pre-eminent College – the go-to College for partners in our region and beyond. Now is an exciting time to lead and inspire our Board of Management to help us build on the strong foundations we have and to support us in developing and achieving our ambitions.”

More information and full details on how to apply can be found via the link below.