Meet our Governors

Our Governing Body is a strong team that brings together skills from the public and private sectors, education and business and represents our local and regional communities.

Angela Briggs

Chair of Governors

Angela Briggs is our Chair of Governors of the DN Colleges Group.  She sits on a number of committees: Finance & Resources; Search and Governance; Curriculum, Quality & Performance; and Higher Education Performance & Quality.

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Paul Pascoe

Vice Chair

Paul was born in the Doncaster area and on leaving school became a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice in precision engineering, later moving to heavy engineering. He was involved in the machining of the enormous cylinders that operate the Thames barrier.

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Mick Lochran

Chief Executive of DN Colleges Group

Mick is Chief Executive of DN Colleges Group, which incorporates North Lindsey and Doncaster Colleges and, until a successor is appointed, will also retain the position of Principal at North Lindsey College.

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Jo Garrison

Director of Governance and Clerk to the Corporation

Jo is our Director of Governance and Clerk to the Corporation of the DN Colleges Group.

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Ruth Brook

Ruth was born in Scunthorpe where her father worked in the steel industry, then moved to Brigg where family members still live today.  Ruth went to Doncaster at 18 to train as a teacher and has been involved in the Education sector throughout her life.

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Greg Clarke

Greg has worked in the steel industry for over 20 years and is currently the Manager for Strategy and Business Development within Liberty Speciality Steels.

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Mark Swales

Mark has lived in South Yorkshire for 29 years. He attended school in Goole and Selby and is a graduate of Sheffield City Polytechnic where he studied Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management.

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Paul Scanlon

Paul has lived in Doncaster since childhood, studying A level’s in Rossington. He has worked in retail for 25 years and is a Director for DFS holding responsibility for Financial Services, compliance, audit, risk and H&S, and is a member of the International Compliance Association 

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Lee Tillman

Lee was born and bred in Doncaster went to Hungerhill and Danum Schools before graduating from the University of Lancaster with a degree in American Studies.  On his return to Doncaster in the mid-1990s Lee joined Doncaster Council and has over 20 years’ pubic service experience in a variety of roles including Planning, Economic Development, Education and Skills, and Policy and Performance.

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Lee Walker

Lee spent most of his career working in financial services before joining Drax Group plc in 2016 as Head of Group Risk and Internal Audit. He sits on DN Colleges Group’s Audit and Risk Committee.

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Antony Ball

Born in Castleford and now living in South Yorkshire Antony qualified as a solicitor, specialising in Family Law, in 2000 and is now Legal Director at Keebles LLP, Doncaster.

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Andrea Ward

Andrea was born in Northern Ireland, her career has spanned various industries at locations across the UK before moving into Education, and she now lives in Sheffield. This 20-year experience spanned companies in the Mobile Phone, Beer, Banking, TV, Equipment Hire and Social Care industries, developing skills in Sales and Marketing, Training, Leadership, Management Development and Organisational Development and Human Resources.

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Richard Gravestock

Richard resides in his hometown of Scunthorpe and is married with two children. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, walking his dog and making memories with his family.

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Thomas Burton

Thomas Burton is the Director of Apprenticeships at NOCN Group, a UK and International Educational Charity.

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Leigh Benson

Student Governor

Biography to follow.

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Alan Rayment

Staff Governor

Alan was appointed onto the Corporation Board of the DN Colleges Group in July 2021. He sits on two committees: Search & Governance and Curriculum, Quality and Performance.

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Emma Kirk

Staff Governor

Emma has worked at North Lindsey College now part of the DN Colleges Group for 26 years starting as an Early Years practitioner in the College Nursery.

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