The College’s Corporation includes independent Governors representing the community we serve and key stakeholders, the Principal, two Staff Governors and two Student Governors. Profiles are available below.

Our Corporation has the following sub-Committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Adult Community Learning Advisory Board
  • Quality and Curriculum Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Search Committee

Stephen Barnes

Stephen is the North West member of the AOC Governors’ Council, and a member of the AOC Board. With over 20 years of experience as a FE Governor and in Local Government, including as a Local Authority Chief Executive, he is currently a non-Executive Director of East Lancashire NHS Hospitals Trust.

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

Cllr Iqbal is the Leader of Pendle Borough Council, where he is also portfolio holder for economic development and communication. Cllr Iqbal is also a County Councillor, representing 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.

Kendell Earl
Student Governor

Kendell joined the Corporation as a Student Governor in December 2017. She is studying Health and Social Care Level 3 here at the College.

Hadiqa Ayub
Student Governor

Hadiqa joined the Corporation as a Student Governor in December 2017. She is studying A Levels here at the College in English Literature, Biology and Law.

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