Meet the College team...

Meet the College team...

- Senior Leadership Team

Sue Dare - Interim CEO and Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sue has had over 35 years experience in the FE sector, 12 as Principal/CEO and she was awarded an MBE for her services to education in 2016. As Interim CEO she led the National College Creative Industries into successful partnership with a national training provider and a large GFE College. What spare time she has is spent in gardening, walking and yoga. She is adjusting to the new experience of running a college remotely from home!

Sue Dare

Martin Owen - Deputy Chief Executive

Martin is the Director with responsibility for the College’s corporate services. He joined the College in 2017 from Deloitte where he was part of the Government and Public Sector Assurance and Advisory Team.
As Dad to three children he can often be seen taxiing them across the country from dance shows to football matches and gigs.

Martin Owen

- Senior Management Team

Andrew Friesen - Head of Education, Training and Performance

Andrew joined the team in 2018 and loves working in such an exciting college and sector. Andrew has over 15 years of experience in leading curriculum within Further Education. His real passion is for delivering the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment possible.

Andrew Friesen

Sally Brook Shanahan - Head of Governance and Legal

Sally joined NCHSR in May 2017. As Head of Governance & Legal her main responsibilities include Secretary to the Board, its Committees and the subsidiary company, being the first contact for legal matters and Data Protection Officer. When Sally isn’t working you’ll likely find her at a Bridge table with 23+ points in one hand and a glass of chilled white in the other.

Sally Brook Shanahan

Susanne Davies - Head of Communications and Marketing

Susanne joined the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure in February 2018. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Further Education sector and has managed marketing, recruitment and communications teams across complex, multi-site colleges.

Susanne is responsible for reputation management, communications, PR, stakeholder engagement, and learner and apprentice attraction, delivered through an in-house team with some agency support.

Susanne also holds professional membership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM level).

Susanne Davies

Virginia Collins - Head of Quality / Campus Director (Doncaster)

Virginia Collins has had a varied career in education over the last 20 years including heading up a large diverse curriculum school, developing and running HE programmes and a spell in quality management.

Virginia’s most recent role was as Campus Director at Skegness TEC responsible for the strategic and operational management of the rural campus that is part of the Grimsby Institute which delivers Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Automotive, Business, Travel & Tourism, I.T. Health & Social Care, Hair & Beauty and Hospitality.

She joined the College in May 2019 in the dual role of Head of Quality (cross college) and Campus Director (Doncaster).

Virginia Collins