College names new Exec Director for commercial and finance

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East Riding College has appointed Neil Waterhouse as its executive director for commercial and finance.

Neil joined the College, which has campuses at Beverley and Bridlington, after 30 years working in the banking sector in various senior commercial and business management roles.  He was a governor of the College for over five years, which included a period as one of the Vice Chairs of the Board of the Corporation and as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Mike Welsh, who joined as Principal and Chief Executive of the College in January 2018 said, “We’re delighted to have Neil join our executive team.  Neil knows the College well and is very well connected within the regional business community. I am sure he will bring another fresh perspective to the team and help us embrace the many opportunities that will present themselves over the coming years.”

Neil said, “It’s a challenging time in further education at the moment, and therefore an exciting time to join the College.  I am well aware of the changes that have taken place in the sector in recent years, and as a former governor of the College, I am delighted to be joining what I know to be a very well-run organisation and a dynamic leadership team.  We have great ambitions for the College and its students, and I look forward to helping to deliver outstanding learning experiences to our students, in the best facilities possible, and continuing to accomplish our mission, to be a leader in the economic and social development of the region.”