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Purpose of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the oversight of The City College subject to the ultimate commercial and legal authority of the Board of Directors. (The Board of Directors answers to the college’s legal responsibilities under UK company law). The Board of Governors advises and oversees the directors, Principal and committees of the college on matters which include but do not exhaust educational standards and quality, strategy, risk, resourcing, employment, and regulatory body matters. It includes City College educators, students and external members.

Members of the Board of Governors

Alan Bradshaw (Chair)
Alan is a former higher education lecturer, researcher, administrator and manager. His teaching was largely in social research methods. He has been a college principal in both the public and private sectors. In the 2000s, Alan was an Assistant Director at the Quality Assurance Agency, the UK national higher education regulator. He is currently a higher education consultant on standards and quality themes.

A.N. Andrews (Principal) (ex officio)

Mr. Andrews has been Principal of The City College since April 2017 and has considerable experience in higher education having been principal of two other institutions before taking up this position. As Principal he has an overview of academic and pastoral matters within the college and in particular is Chair of the Academic Board, Chair of the Assessment Board and Chair of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee. Mr Andrews also works as an inspector for the British Accreditation Council, providers of a comprehensive quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education in the UK.


Uroy Clarke, DTLLS, BA (Hons), MA, MSC (Deputy Chair)

Uroy’s university teaching is in business, leadership and management, hotel management,  international banking and finance.  Uroy believes in providing his learners with the tools required to enable them to maximise their educational, vocational and personal development. He has numerous teaching strategies that motivate a diverse audience of learners. Uroy believes in maintaining a safe and supportive environment and engages with students by building a positive, professional and constructive relationship within the classroom environment.


Mike Potter
Mike has been practicing East Asian Medicine (EAM) for 38 years, and currently runs a busy practice in Totnes, Devon. He has been teaching in Higher Education since 1983, and teaching Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1991. Mike is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster.

Tasneem Riaz (Director) (ex officio)
Tasneem joined The City College in 1987 and has more than 32 years’ experience within the Higher Education sector. Tasneem has worked her way up from an accounting assistant to the Managing Director. She oversees the financial and marketing side of of the college and is a very much hands-on executive who is used to tough challenges.

Collin Chikwana (alumni)
Susan Riaz (staff/ minutes)
Joshua Mancini (student)
Raj Bhadri (external London employer).

Minutes of Meetings

The inaugural meeting of the Board of Governors was held on 28 August 2019. The minutes are available by clicking the button below.

Minutes for the Board of Governors meeting held on 02 October 2019 are available by clicking the button below..

Terms of Reference

Terms of reference for the Board of Governors are available by clicking the button below.

Legal Constitution

The City College and The City College of Acupuncture are the trading names of Inter-Ed UK Ltd. The legal constitution of the College is explained in the document that is available here.

Higher Education Remuneration Code

The Board of Governors of the City College had its inaugural meeting in late August 2019. Immediately after, its members took cognizance of the Committee of University Chair’s Higher Education Remuneration Code:
The College expresses its support for the Code, and currently arranges its affairs to comply with the Code, exception made (as allowed by the Code) for City’s status as a private limited company in which directors are allowed to take dividends and in which the directors are also senior managers of the college.

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