Lewisham Southwark College Board
The Lewisham Southwark College Board provides non-executive oversight at a local level. Members of the College Board work in collaboration with the leadership team to ensure the quality and effectiveness of provision that is offered to learners within the area.
The Lewisham Southwark College Board will normally meet six times each year.
Carole was appointed as Principal in June 2015. Prior to joining Lewisham Southwark College, Carole was Principal of Newcastle College, one of the largest Higher and Further Education Colleges in the country. Carole has worked in education and training for thirty years and is a trained EFL and ESOL teacher. She taught English in Greece for ten years where she ran her own private English language school before joining the public sector. She is a graduate of St Andrews University and is passionate about the role colleges play in increasing social mobility and economic wellbeing.
Ade Adebambo, a qualified accountant, is Chief Executive and Company Secretary of the Local Accountancy Project, an organisation which offers financial services to small charities and faith groups in Southwark. Formerly a Governor at Southwark College, Ade became a Governor at Lewisham Southwark College on 1 August 2012.
Dr. Elaine Hawkins has been a Governor since December 2014. Elaine is a consultant health advisor to NHS Trusts in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. She is also a member of the GMC’s Health Advisory Group contributing to curriculum planning. Until April 2014, Elaine was Assistant Dean, Education at the University of London, from which she was seconded to Kent, Surrey and Susses Postgraduate Education Medical Education Deanery.
Hilary is an elected member of Lewisham Borough Council, the Mayor’s FE Advisor and Chair of the Children & Young People Select Committee. Formerly a lawyer and then working in marketing, she trained as a teacher in 1994 and her current role is as Head of the Technical Skills Academy, catering for 16-18 year olds, a part of Barking & Dagenham College. Hilary is also a Governor at Baring Primary school where she has been such since 1998. Hilary has been a Governor of the College since December 2014.
Leknath, a Chartered Accountant, is an entrepreneur operating local businesses including accountancy practices, restaurants and a security training institute since 2002. He has gained invaluable experience working with Save the Children HQ as financial consultant for 8 years. Prior to that he worked as a Finance Manager in multi-national companies. He holds the role of non-executive Director in a local community interest company (CIC) dealing with representatives from local government and is an advisor for a few local charities and community organisations.
Nigel has 35 years’ experience in education at all levels, much of that time in senior positions. He has always been at the forefront of new developments and applications. Nigel was most recently responsible for project managing a new campus development, which is environmentally sustainable. Nigel has been a Governor since December 2014 and is Chair of the Estates Strategy Project Board.
David Wilson is a Civil Servant, having worked in senior roles at the Department for Business, Innovation and Sport (BIS) for over five years. David has held the roles of Deputy Director, Enterprise Policy and Strategy, Deputy Director, Science and Innovation Benchmarking Project and Deputy Director, International Knowledge and Innovation Unit.
Johnson is an elected member of London Borough of Southwark and cabinet member for Employment, Business & Culture with responsibility for promoting business growth and employment across Southwark. Alongside that he has the responsibility for developing arts and culture in the borough, including museums, heritage and libraries. Johnson Situ was elected as a Councillor in Peckham ward in May 2014. Prior to joining the cabinet he worked for an international development charity. Johnson has been a Governor of the College since October 2016.