Governance

Governance

Our Corporation Board, or Governing Body, is responsible for the strategic direction and financial performance of the College.

Its full responsibilities, membership, procedural information and how it conducts its business are set out in the Instrument and Articles of Government.

The Board’s membership is diverse and includes external members who come from amongst other areas, local businesses, education, the community and professions. The Principal, two students and two members of staff are also members.

The Board meets six times a year and is assisted in its work by a number of committees (Audit, Curriculum and Quality, Finance and General Purposes, Human Resources, Learner Support, Remuneration and Search and Governance) which look at specific areas of the College.

The College Board has appointed a new Chair and Vice-Chair in recent months.

Mr Meirion Howells – Chair

Meirion served as a board member of Swansea RFC for 41 years, latterly as secretary. He was also secretary of the WRU Premier Clubs Group. He trained as a quantity surveyor and worked for construction companies in Wales and England. He was managing director of a large construction company prior to setting up a project management consultancy in 1994. The company’s projects ranged in value from £100k to £10m across the UK and overseas.

He has served as a governor in a Welsh medium primary school and a Welsh medium secondary school. He was also a member of both the West Wales Fire Service and City and County of Swansea Standards Committee for eight years, the last two years as Chairman.

Mrs Pam Walters – Vice Chair

Pam has enjoyed a diverse career and worked within education for 25 years where she performed a range of strategic and operational management roles primarily focused on business development, income diversification, partnership working and collaborative curriculum planning.

She has worked on many national and regional developments and contributed to the development of the 14-19 Learning Pathways Strategy and the Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Strategy. Pam is passionate about FE, improving the life chances for all learners and working to identify and address the skills needs of the economy.

If you have any questions about the Corporation Board or governance matters, if you would like to see the Instrument and Articles of Government, terms of reference for committees or the register of members’ interests, or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Sharon Barron, Clerk to the Corporation Board, on 01792 284222 or email sharon.barron@gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk

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Updated October 2020