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 The City College educators, students and external members.
Members of the Board of Governors
Uroy Clarke, DTLLS, BA (Hons), MA, MSC (Chair)
PhD candidate. University lecturer and Programme Director at UWTSD.
Previous Borough Councillor for UK political party. Participant in the Councillor Leadership Academy.
Employment history covers years of non-executive, engagement, partnership, and compliance. Managerial experience has involved the development of Executive members and quality improvement of services through several strategic processes, able to take a strategic view in the development of the organisation’s regulations, policies and guidelines to ensure ongoing development through evaluation and performance indicators.
UK degree in accounting, Masters degree in Leadership and Management and an MSc in International Banking and Finance, Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
Was non executive director where he;
- Developed and increased continuous development strategies.
- Ensuring that all legal and statutory obligation are fulfilled
- Drive forward the organisation’s programme of improved quality and efficiency, delivering change at all level
- Develop the corporate approach to strategic planning and development and promote consultation with all partners
- Develop and deliver business opportunities that maintain, support and enhance the delivery of existing services and increase the market share of relevant services through effective marketing
- Develop an environment that stimulates innovation of new services that build on existing models and increase quality and value for money
- Monitor and evaluate organisational financial performance and ensure that sufficient information is provided to the team.
- Lead and develop a strong management team that motivates and inspires staff at all levels
Experienced in strategic partnership, governance, risk management, and employee relations. In addition, Uroy has previously chaired the Finance and Personnel Committee at local authority level.
Mike has been practising East Asian Medicine (EAM) for 38 years and currently runs a busy practice in Totnes, Devon. He has taught Higher Education since 1983 and 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 35 years of 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 the college and is a very much a hands-on executive who is used to tough challenges.
Mattias has more than 25 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, working for companies such as Firmdale Hotels and Leading Hotels. He is currently coordinating the Lewisham College Hospitality Hub, part of the Mayor’s Academies Programme, getting Londoners jobs in the hospitality industry.
Ian Woolgar began his business career with Unilever joining as a graduate trainee under what is now known as their Future Leaders Scheme (UFLP). Subsequently, he worked for the J Walter Thompson Company, where he became a Senior Associate Director before joining Interpublic (one of the world’s largest marketing services company) as a Director working at C suite level with the Coca Cola Company, Kraft Foods and Philips. Leaving corporate life, he co-founded a fresh pasta business and outside catering company which he later sold to his partner. He then started a niche travel company specialising in adventure travel to Iceland and the Arctic Circle region, later expanding its destination portfolio worldwide as a Travel Counsellors franchisee.
Ian is a candidate for primary school Governor and a Mentor with the Social Mobility Foundation. He lives in North London and is married with three grown-up children. His hobbies include sailing, contemporary politics, Naval history, and cooking.
Amanda runs a busy Acupuncture and Naturopathy clinic in Essex, having re-trained 10 years ago. Amanda used to be a lecturer at The City College and therefore understands the complex issues that arise in Education from both a student and lecturer’s perspective.
To be announced (Alumni Student)
To be announced (Lead Student Representative)
Susan Riaz (Staff/ Minutes).
Minutes of Meetings
AUG 2019 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING MINUTES
OCT 2019 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING MINUTES
JAN 2020 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS meeting MINUTES
MAY 2020 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS meeting MINUTES
NOV 2020 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS meeting MINUTES
JUN 2021 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS meeting MINUTES
NOV 2021 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING MINUTES
MAR 2022 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING MINUTES
AUG 2022 – BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING MINUTES
Terms of Reference
Terms of reference for the Board of Governors are available by clicking the button below.
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.