Executive Team

Principal & Chief Executive

Karen Redhead

As Principal and Chief Executive, Karen is responsible for the overall performance of the College in all aspects of its operations.  As a member of the Board of Governors, Karen leads on the development of the College's strategic priorities and ensures that these are achieved.

Karen has a wealth of experience within the Further Education sector and has held a number of senior positions in  Colleges across the region. 

 

Executive Director Finance & Resources

Chris Todd

Chris is responsible for finance, estates, facilities and ICT at Derwentside College. Chris works closely with the Board of Governors and Executive Team to develop the College's financial strategy and to ensure that the Corporate functions continue to effectively support the learner experience.

Chris is a qualified accountant and has held a number of senior positions within the education sector, where he has developed significant knowledge and expertise.

Executive Director Business Development

Susan Errington

Susan is responsible for business development, marketing, partnerships and MIS. Susan works closely with the Board of Governors and Executive Team, supporting the College's strategy for growth and overseeing it's partnership provision. 

Susan has worked in the education sector for a number of years in a variety of different roles and has a broad and diverse range of knowledge and experience.

Vice Principal - Curriculum and Quality

Nigel Lister

Nigel is responsible for curriculum and quality.  Nigel works closely with the Board of Governors and Executive Team, supporting the College's drive towards excellence in teaching, learning and assessment and shaping the curriculum offer to secure continued growth and development.

Nigel is an ex-Ofsted inspector and has worked in Further Education for over 20 years.  He brings with him a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience.