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 AM (Independent Governor)
- Scott Rolfe (Independent Governor)
- Mike Rookes (Independent Governor)
- Kay Sandford-Beal (Independent Governor)
- Katie Seekings (Independent Governor)
- Joe Hedges (Independent Governor)
- Abigail Appleton (Principal and Chief Executive)
- Dr Mia Gordon (Staff Governor nominated by HE staff)
- Stevie Callender (Staff Governor nominated by FE staff)
- Hannah Jones (Student Governor HE)
- Dan Fox (Staff Governor nominated by Professional Services staff)
- Graham Briscoe (Co-opted Member Audit Committee)
- Emma Lewis (Co-opted Member Audit Committee)
- Kate Murrie (Co-opted Member Academic Quality and Standards Committee)
- Clive Hodgeman (Independent Governor and Health and Safety Designated Governor)
- Peta Darnley (Independent Governor)
- Ellie Arbuthnott (Student Governor FE)
- Jordan Knight (Student Governor HE)
Members of Committees:
Mike Rookes (Chair)
Graham Briscoe (Co-opted Member)
Emma Lewis (Co-opted Member)
Search and Governance Committee
Tim Newsholme (Chair)
Professor Robin Baker
Finance and General Purposes Committee
Professor Robin Baker
Academic Quality and Standards (FE) Committee
John Nicol (Chair)
Kate Murrie (Co-opted)
Academic Quality and Standards (HE) Committee
Katie Seekings (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 firstname.lastname@example.org