Skip to main content
Swansea Bay


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 at least six times a year and is assisted in its work by a number of committees (Audit, Curriculum and Quality, Finance, Human Resources and Organisational Development, Learner Experience, Remuneration, and Search and Governance) which look at specific areas of the College.

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.

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 Amanda Kirk, Clerk to the Corporation Board, on 01792 284000 or email 

Gower College Swansea Privacy Notice for Governors

Eligibility Criteria for members of the Board

Corporation Board members 2023

Committees 2023

Meetings 2023

Instruments and Articles of Government