Chris joined Barnsley College in March 2011 as Vice Principal for Quality & Development and was appointed to Deputy Principal Finance & Development in September 2013. In September 2015, he was appointed as Chief Executive & Principal. Chris has a strong background in senior post holder roles, and has gained a diverse experience of leadership and management within a variety of different Colleges in the UK. Chris is very passionate and committed to the delivery of excellence for learners and stakeholders. Chris took over Chair of the Tertiary Colleges Group in October 2015.
Graduating from Canterbury Christ Church College University with a degree in IT and Sport Science, Chris began teaching in 1997 and has worked within the Further Education sector since then.
Married to Belinda, with three children (Bethany, Richard and Nathan), he, and his family, live in a small ex-mining colliery village in the North East of England.
Tertiary colleges offer personalised academic and vocational further education and sixth form provision for young people, and adults, in a single local establishment. This model offers accessible pathways of progression from foundation to level 3 and beyond, across a range of subjects and skills sectors – a potential area review solution?