About the National College
Head of Business Information
Debbie came to work at The Backstage Centre, having heard about The National College from a colleague at Lambeth College. Her career in further education began with a fortnight-long temporary placement...
Steve first became interested in theatre while at the University of Kent, where he took a part time job at the Gulbenkain Theatre. Even though Steve was studying economic and...
Student Industry Standards Coordinator
Eleanor is responsible for the pastoral care of National College Students and Apprentices. Eleanor ensures that students are on track with their portfolios, tutorials and one-to-one support. Eleanor also plays...
Functional Skills English Tutor
Munuse has completed her degree in English Language and English Language Teaching and has since worked as a teaching assistant in various different schools around South East London. During the...
Liz has been a professional in the cultural sector for over 30 years, and her passion is for social inclusion and access to all for the arts for all, as...
Amy started off her career in the arts by completing an apprenticeship in Live Events and Promotion at a prestigious Arts Centre in Essex. She then went onto work at...
Althea Efunshile CBE (Chair)
Independent Public Policy Professional
Althea has had a 35 year career spent in local & central government and an NDPB. She was second in command at Arts Council England for just under a decade...
Jane Button has been in post 16 education for over 17 years working in Sixth Form College in Newham, Hackney and Havering. Her background as a trained teacher in media...
Kim Bromley-Derry CBE
Chief Executive, London Borough of Newham
Originally a social worker by profession, Kim has worked in a range of settings in local government at both practitioner and management level. During his time at the Children’s Inter...
Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder, Equator
James has been a trustee board member of Creative and Cultural Skills since 2012 and co-founded Equator in Glasgow in 1999. Now a top-ten independent digital agency within the UK...
Catherine Large OBE
Interim Director of Strategic Relationships, Vocational Qualifications, Ofqual
With industry experience as Deputy CEO at Creative and Cultural Skills, a national charity dedicated to providing young people with the opportunity to work and learn in the creative sector...
Head of New Talent, BBC Academy
Claire oversees the recruitment and training of around 200 apprentices, 140 graduate level trainees and 1,200 work placements at the BBC. She is currently leading the pan industry BBC Academy...
Bryan Raven (Vice Chair)
Managing Director, White Light
Bryan first joined the hire department at White Light when the company had just 17 employees. Around 25 years later, White Light has a turnover of £20M, over 160 employees...
Marcus Davey OBE
Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Roundhouse
Voluntary positions have included being Chair of the PRS Foundation and the Brook Street Band Trust, as well as being a trustee of the Longplayer Trust and a Steering Board...
Independent Development Professional
Fern will be joining the National College Creative Industries Governing Body on 1st August 2017.
Director of Finance, Young Minds
Alex is currently Director of Finance for Young Minds. Alex joined the National College Creative Industries Governing Body in July 2017 and heads up the National College Audit Committee.