The Membership of the Corporation is made up of ‘Skill,’ Parent, Staff and Student categories. These are considered to be the major stakeholder groups within a Further Education College. The Principal is also a Corporation Member. The current membership is as follows:


Stephen Barnes

Stephen is on the NHS Trust Board and AoC NW Regional Committee

Amanda Melton
College Principal

Amanda is the Principal of Nelson and Colne College

Rob Pheasey
Corporation Vice Chairman

Rob is Chief Executive at Marsden Building Society

David Whatley

David is Head of Internal Audit at the Health and Safety Executive in Bootle

Helen Khan

Helen is Vice President-Human Resources for Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK)

Nadeem Rashid

Nadeem is currently a senior partner at Marsdens Solicitors based in Nelson

Jane Cleaver

Jane is the Managing Director of Printoff / Concept 4

Kevin Moynes

Kevin is the Director of HR and OD for the East Lancashire Health Trust

Mike Phelan

Mike retired from the senior management team at Blackpool and the Fylde College in 2015. Mike has held a number of senior management posts in FE Colleges, particularly focused on Employer provision

Azhar Siddique

Azhar is an entrepreneur and business consultant working both nationally and internationally. Azhar is also a former student of Nelson and Colne College

Phil Wilkinson

Phil is CEO of Ascentis, a major qualification awarding organisation. Phil is also a qualified teacher and has held various senior management roles in FE Colleges

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal

Mohammed is the County Councillor for Brierfield and Nelson West.

Zoe Ogden
LAL Staff Member

Zoe currently works as a Community Learning Development Officer for Lancashire Adult Learning

Claire Pye
NCC Staff Member

Claire is Head of Department for Hair and Beauty at Nelson and Colne College

Joshua Connor
Student Governor

Hamid Ali Minhas
Student Governor

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