Members

John SpindlerJohn Spindler

John joined the College as CEO and Principal in April 2015. Prior to this he was Deputy Principal at another college in the north west and has many years of senior management experience in further education colleges, mainly in London. He began his career in the further education sector in 1989 as an economics lecturer. Outside of work John is a keen runner, having recently completed the Victoria Marathon in British Columbia, Canada.


Charles Davies 

Charles joined the corporation in March 2017, having worked in a large US-led technology company as HR Director for the UK and Nordics, being a Board Director of the main UK company and subsidiary companies within the group.  He has extensive HR experience in the project management and implementation of cross border acquisitions, divestitures, and complex restructuring programs, UK and European employment legislation and pensions management.  


 
Jackie FlynnJackie Flynn

Jackie joined the Corporation as a Governor and Vice Chair in January 2009. She became Chair of the Corporation in 2013 and chairs the Strategy & Finance Committee.  Jackie, a retired senior University manager and administrator, has extensive experience in senior governance roles in various public sector organisations concerned primarily with education and health.  She has significant experience in chairing, managing and servicing committees, including in the primary and secondary schools area. Her strengths are in strategic and operational planning gained in the Higher Education sector, and providing a professional lay perspective on matters pertaining to the NHS.


SONY DSCSally Hanson

Sally became a member of the Corporation in March 2016. She is a Chartered Accountant, she has extensive senior management experience in the not for profit sector.  In her spare time she is a volunteer Guide Leader in Salford.

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Lindsay HarfordLindsay Harford

Lindsay joined the Corporation in January 2009 as a Governor.  She has extensive experience of working in the Further Education sector including senior leadership roles at college, regional and national level. Lindsay is a link governor at the college for Safeguarding matters and is Chair of the Standards Committee.


 
Sue HiltonSue Hilton

Sue has been an elected Staff Governor since 2009 and was re-elected in June 2014.  She currently works as a team leader for the Apprenticeship Team at Salford City College.

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Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson

Paul joined the Corporation in 2012 as a Governor.  He is a Corporate lawyer and partner in a major law firm in Manchester.  Paul has worked extensively in the FE and HE sectors and is highly experienced in general mergers and acquisitions and also specialises in the commercialisation of Intellectual Property in the Education Sector.  Paul is also a former Chair of the Pro Manchester Group; a body representing the interests of professionals in Manchester. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee.


Anthony Redmond GovernorAnthony Redmond

Tony joined the Corporation in July 2014.  He has extensive experience in retail management, including senior management roles involving Board representation at regional and national level.

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Prof. Carole RobertsProf. Carole Roberts

Carole joined the Corporation in January 2009 as a Governor.  She is a retired Professor and Dean of  a Business Faculty (University of Salford) having worked in higher education for nearly 40 years. Carole is currently active in a number of other voluntary roles in the local community including being the Senior Circuit Steward for the Salford Methodist Circuit of nine churches.


Michael SharplesMichael Sharples

Michael joined the Corporation as a governor in December 2015.  He is an ambitious entrepreneur having successfully operated a number of his own businesses in diverse market sectors since 1990 and has been recognised for his entrepreneurial skills in the ‘Ernst and Young’ entrepreneur awards.

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Pat WalkingtonPat Walkington

Pat joined the Corporation in January 2009 as a Governor and is currently Vice Chair of the Corporation.  Pat has extensive experience of working in the Education sector, at both FE and HE levels, including 20 years spent teaching and in senior management roles.  Specialist areas include strategic management, child protection, dyslexia, equality and diversity and support for students.  Pat is a link governor at the college for Equality and Diversity matters.


silouette maleJosh Bates – Student Member

Josh Bates is currently in his final year of a 2 year Level 3 programme, based at the Eccles Centre.  He is an active member of the Student Council Executive and Student Governor for the academic year 2016 – 2017.