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Governance

GPUTC’s governing body is drawn from our lead sponsors, academic and industry partners together with people who have experience of running successful high-achieving schools. This industry involvement will bring a valuable breadth and depth of experience to the provision of education and the efficient running of the Greater Peterborough UTC, combined with educational excellence.

Chair of Governors:  

Phil Brown - Head of People Development, Anglian Water

Phil Brown is Head of People Development at Anglian Water, whom he joined in 2005. Phil is responsible for all employee training (technical and management/leadership) and employee performance & engagement. He also leads the team which owns graduate & apprentice development and further education. His career, developing people, has so far spanned 32 years and been conducted across a range of industries and in a number of countries, including the UK, the USA and The Netherlands. He has been involved in the GPUTC project from the start and is proud to lead the governing body of this new and exciting project.

Governors:  

Steve Warburton, Principal – Greater Peterborough UTC

Steve Warburton was appointed as Principal of Greater Peterborough UTC in January 2016. Steve's career in education covers 3 decades, the majority of which have been in school leadership and consultancy. He has degrees from Oxford and Leicester Universities and qualified as a headteacher in 2002. Living in Peterborough for 30 years, Steve is committed to the city and is a Trustee of two charities working with young people and those in need.

 

Karl Hicks, Chairman and CEO - Larkfleet Group

Karl Hick is Chief Executive of Larkfleet Group where is responsible for the stategic direction of the group in its housebuilding, energy, building materials, ande waste interests. Karl has a passion for Peterborough and is proud of his work in helping bring the GPUTC project to the city.

 

Terry Jones, Principal and CEO - Peterborough Regional College

Terry Jones became the Principal of Peterborough Regional College in July 2015. Originally a Royal Air Force officer, he spent much of his military career as a Tornado pilot and instructor with operational experience in Iraq, Oman and Afghanistan. In his last military appointment, Terry delivered all aviation training for the armed forces and was responsible for the Red Arrows. A passionate advocate for education in all its forms, Terry is committed to serving Peterborough Regional College and delivering its mission to raise aspirations, realise potential and inspire success.

Dr Anne Devlin, Deputy Dean - Anglia Ruskin University

As a nurse, midwife and health visitor with a 22-year career in higher education, Anne has progressed from being a practitioner to becoming a student-centred Deputy Dean. Providing excellent professional education has formed the central tenet of her educational ethos as a clinician and educator. Anne retains her clinical interest in community public health and wellbeing and, after entering education in 1990, has held various roles including course leaderships in health visiting, practice teaching and pre-registration nursing. Her management portfolios have involved quality assurance linked with enhancing the student experience. Anne has engaged extensively with a range of national and international external networks contributing to policy development, most recently as part of the Health Education England/Department of Health team publishing national standards for practice teaching, and as a lead for embedding NHS values in health programmes.

 

David Hiorns, Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor - Caterpillar Perkins

David Hiorns is Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor at Perkins Engines in Peterborough with whom he has worked for 18 years. Perkins manufacture industrial diesel engines, having their headquarters in Peterborough with manufacturing sites worldwide. Currently his main responsility is managing the Manufacturing Engineering Team on the Peterborough site which includes leading the team who are responsible for the Perkins Technical Apprentice Scheme. David is a Chartered Engineer and has held many positons in Engineering & Manufacturing in the UK & France. He takes great satisfaction from developing Apprentices into the next generation of professional engineers and this has led to his involvemnt in the UTC for the last 17 months.   

 

Lisa Russell, Director - Russell Education Consultancy

Lisa Russell is the director of an educational consultancy that has a focus on University Technical Colleges (UTCs).  Her work in this area builds on experience she gained at the JCB Academy prior to, and during, its first year of opening.  Lisa has been working with the GPUTC team around employer engagement and curriculum development.  Her experience as both a qualified teacher and engineer has helped guide partner organisations to create exciting real world challenges for students to work on. As a practising engineer she understands the needs of industry and can see the benefits of an industry focused curriculum to help contextualise and deliver the learning material for students pursuing this pathway.    She firmly believes that UTCs will help to deliver skills to the talent pipeline of tomorrows technical workforce which is so desperately needed by industry to keep UK plc.in front of its competitors and compete in the global marketplace. To this end she is delighted to able to continue to work with GPUTC as a governor.  

 

Lauren Faulkner, HR Business Partner - Anglian Water

Lauren Faulkner joined Anglian Water in 2015 as an HR Business Partner. Lauren's main focus is to drive the employee impacting elements of Anglian Water's business plans, working closely with senior stakeholders to plan and implement people strategies.  Born and raised in Peterborough, Lauren attended a local school before studying Law at the University of East Anglia up to masters degree level. She has worked for large employers in the city including Virgin Media, Thomas Cook and Travelex.  Lauren is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in HR Management. She is passionate about continous learning and ensuring all students at GPUTC receive the best possible education.    

 

Peter Kelley, Head of Engineering - GPUTC

Peter Kelley is the elected Staff Governor at the Greater Peterborough UTC. 

Andrew Chatten, Head of Service - Mettler Toledo 

Andrew Chatten is Head of Service at a Strategic Business Unit, for Mettler Toledo. His career has so far, spanned 33 years of development, from apprentice to Director level Management, within the disciplines of Engineering, Production, Marketing and Sales, culminating in a cross functional position. Andrew has also held positions in other Blue chip companies including a position in Berlin, where he headed up a successful Quality driven step change for the company. Andrew is an elected Parent Governor on the school board. His connection with GPUTC is through his desire and drive to produce Engineers with skills and qualifications formed around basic Engineering principles. 
 

 

Jane Murton, Business Support Consultant

Jane has spent 20 years within The Department of Work and Pensions, her final post being Business Manager for Jobcentre Plus in Surrey prior to moving to Cambridgeshire 10 years ago with her family. She has previously been a parent Governor both at secondary and primary levels. She currently offers business support to sole traders and is passionate about improving the employment prospects of young people. She also owns a small building business with her husband Peter. Jane is an elected Parent Governor on the school board.