Governance and Policy
Our Governors represent a cross-section of the creative, educational, media, business and financial sectors. The skills and experience our Governors bring is invaluable to the College.
In this section you can explore the college’s information regarding our governance and policy. Please use the left-hand links to find out more about being a Governor, our key policies and our most recent Board and sub-committee meetings.
The Board also includes Governors who represent staff and students.
Our Board of Governors:
- Mervyn Jones (Chair of Governors)
- Tim Newsholme (Vice Chair)
- Professor Robin Baker OBE (Independent Governor)
- John Nicol (Independent Governor and Designated Safeguarding Governor)
- Jennette Arnold OBE (Independent Governor)
- Scott Rolfe (Co-opted member of F&GP Committee)
- Kay Sandford-Beal (Co-opted member of Audit Committee)
- Katie Seekings (Independent Governor)
- Joe Hedges (Independent Governor)
- Kate Murrie (Independent Governor)
- Abigail Appleton (Principal and Chief Executive)
- Dr Mia Gordon (Staff Governor nominated by HE staff)
- Oliver Cameron-Swan (Staff Governor Professional Services)
- Hannah Jones (Student Governor HE)
- Clive Hodgeman (Independent Governor and Health and Safety Designated Governor)
- Peta Darnley (Independent Governor)
- Victor Barratt (Student Governor FE)
- Andrew Jones (Student Governor FE)
Members of Committees:
Jennette Arnold (Chair)
Judy Balderson (Co-opted Member)
Kay Sandford-Beal (Co-opted Member)
Search and Governance Committee
Tim Newsholme (Chair)
Finance and General Purposes Committee
Professor Robin Baker
Scott Rolfe (Co-opted Member)
Academic Quality and Standards (FE) Committee
Kate Murrie (Chair)
Victor Barratt (Student Governor FE)
Andrew Jones (Student Governor FE)
Academic Quality and Standards (HE) Committee
Katie Seekings (Chair)
Dr Joanne Horton (Co-opted Member)
Tim Newsholme (Chair)
The Board of Governors has adopted the AoC Code of Good Governance.
The Corporation is responsible for oversight of the College. In general terms, it is responsible for the quality of service that the College offers to learners and the local community, as well as the College’s strategic direction, financial health and ensuring it complies to general law relating to employment, equality and diversity, health and safety, safeguarding and Prevent and GDPR.
These pages provide information and details about the Corporation’s role, including minutes of meetings, and a range of other information about the Corporation, its Committees and Governors. Further details, such as, the Governors’ register of interests, are available on request.
The Corporation is the College’s governing body and it meets regularly during the year to consider strategic developments and monitor the College’s performance.
If you would like any specific information relating to governance arrangements at Hereford College of Arts please contact Linda Watkins, Clerk to the Governors, by telephone on 01432 379351, or by emailing email@example.com