• Martin Clarke
    Chair of the Board
    Martin Clarke is the Chair of the Norland Board of Directors. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant who retired as a senior partner with...
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    Martin Clarke is the Chair of the Norland Board of Directors. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant who retired as a senior partner with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte LLP) in 1996. Until 2007 he was chairman of two PLCs. He was Chair of the Board of Governors and Pro Chancellor of De Montfort University, from whom he was awarded an honorary Doctor of the University. For 24 years he served as a Governor of Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood. He currently chairs a small housing association providing sheltered accommodation for the elderly and is a non-executive director of several companies.  In addition to being the chairman of the Board of Directors, Martin is the Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees and sits on the Finance Committee. 

  • Michael Bray
    Board Member
    Michael Bray is Chief Finance Officer of The Institute of Physics (IOP). The IOP is a corporate membership organisation and charity...
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    Michael Bray is Chief Finance Officer of The Institute of Physics (IOP). The IOP is a corporate membership organisation and charity governed by the Charity Commission. Michael is responsible to the CEO and the Institute’s Council for the overall financial health and well-being of the Institute and its trading subsidiaries.  He has overarching responsibility for the group accounts of the Institute, sets IOP’s financial and investment policy and is a key participant, in partnership with the Executive Board, in the development and implementation of Institute strategy. Michael is the Chair of the Finance Committee and sits on the Remuneration Committee. 

  • Roberta Edwards
    Board Member
    Roberta Edwards is a commercial writer and copyeditor. She spent the greater part of her career working with high-value, heritage brands...
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    Roberta Edwards is a commercial writer and copyeditor. She spent the greater part of her career working with high-value, heritage brands. Roberta currently reviews and writes about UK schools for a much-loved annual ‘insider’ guide. Roberta’s professional life, combined with being the mother of three children, has meant she has extensive experience on educational committees, both in the independent and state sectors. Roberta sits on the Nominations and Enterprise Committees. 

  • Kim England
    Board Member
    Kim England is a senior HR consultant with an extensive background in Higher Education HR management. She spent 20 years at the...
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    Kim England is a senior HR consultant with an extensive background in Higher Education HR management. She spent 20 years at the University of Bristol before retiring from her role as Assistant HR director. Kim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) with specialist skills in all aspects of HR management, performance and management coaching and the training and development of staff. Kim sits on the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. 

  • Julia Gaskell
    Board Member
    Julia Gaskell is a graduate of Norland College (a ‘Norlander’) and has since owned a private day care nursery in Somerset for the last...
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    Julia Gaskell is a graduate of Norland College (a ‘Norlander’) and has since owned a private day care nursery in Somerset for the last fifteen years. During that time she studied for, and gained, an Early years degree and Early years Professional Status. The nursery is used as an example of good practice for other providers across Somerset. She works on a consultancy basis with early years provision in order to improve quality. Julia sits on the Nominations Committee. 

  • Rosemary Heald
    Board Member
    Rosemary Heald is a qualified solicitor. After training at Clifford Chance in London, Rosemary spent the following four years working as...
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    Rosemary Heald is a qualified solicitor. After training at Clifford Chance in London, Rosemary spent the following four years working as a solicitor in the firm's commercial department. Following a move to Bristol, Rosemary became an Assistant Solicitor, and then Partner, at Veale Wasbrough Vizards. Rosemary subsequently worked for several years as the Group Legal Adviser to the Institute of Physics (IOP) based in London and Bristol.  Since then she has held various trustee roles.  She is currently Vice-Chair of the Red Maids' High School Board of Governors and a Governor at Bath Spa University. Rosemary sits on the Finance Committee and the Enterprise Committee. 

  • Peter Hymans
    Board Member
    Peter Hymans has had a long career in education. This has included becoming Principal of a private college in the North of England...
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    Peter Hymans has had a long career in education. This has included becoming Principal of a private college in the North of England. Now semi-retired, he continues to work as an inspector of higher education providers, and as a higher education consultant. Peter is the Chair of the Audit Committee. 

  • Christopher Jerram
    Board Member
    Christopher Jerram has been qualified as a Chartered Surveyor since 1976. He specialises in rural estate management, rural professional...
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    Christopher Jerram has been qualified as a Chartered Surveyor since 1976. He specialises in rural estate management, rural professional work and the sale of country estates, farms and land. He is a liveryman of the Merchant Taylor’s Company and former member of their Property Committee. He runs a small family farming operation. Christopher sits on the Finance Committee. 

  • Christine Mills
    Board Member
    Christine Mills is a retired health services Director experienced in operational management, needs assessment, research, strategic...
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    Christine Mills is a retired health services Director experienced in operational management, needs assessment, research, strategic planning, performance management and commissioning of maternity and children’s services. She worked with local authorities and other agencies to develop integrated services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, and as a Fostering Panel Independent Chairperson. Christine is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Enterprise Committee.

  • Alastair Page
    Board Member
    Alastair Page began his career as the co-founder and owner of a successful and innovative technology business (AIM) supplying complex...
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    Alastair Page began his career as the co-founder and owner of a successful and innovative technology business (AIM) supplying complex vehicle tracking systems internationally. After qualifying with an MBA from the London Business School, Alastair worked as a Corporate Management Consultant at Marakon Associates. Returning to AIM as Managing Director, Alastair grew the business from a team of 18 to over 100 in the next seven years. Alastair currently works as an angel investor, business adviser and strategy consultant experienced in creating, building and buying and selling businesses. He is a trustee on the Board of two charities, Andrews Charitable Trust and Carers Worldwide. Alastair sits on The Audit Committee and the Enterprise Committee. 

  • David Timms
    Board Member
    David Timms spent 37 years of his career in full-time teaching, research and management roles at Leicester University, Manchester...
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    David Timms spent 37 years of his career in full-time teaching, research and management roles at Leicester University, Manchester University and Bath Spa University. At Bath Spa David was a Professor of English and Deputy Vice Chancellor. David also spent some time working for the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), particularly as a reviewer of institutions applying for degree-awarding powers. He became a freelance higher education consultant in 2010. Clients have included higher education institutions and regulatory bodies from the UK and overseas. As well as continuing to undertake reviews for the QAA in a freelance capacity, David is a trained ‘European Expert’ for the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), and an experienced chair of ENQA reviews. David sits on the Nominations Committee.

  • Kriss Turner
    Board Member
    In her most recent role, Kriss Turner worked as a member of the Senior Management Team within the Faculty of Education, Health and Social...
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    In her most recent role, Kriss Turner worked as a member of the Senior Management Team within the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester.  In this strategic position, Kriss reviewed the direction and anticipated risks within the department, and advised the University accordingly.  Her responsibilities included writing briefing documents for the Vice Chancellor of the University. External appointments have included external examiner for a range of universities, external validator for a variety of programs across higher education and a member of the Board of School Trust. Kriss's areas of research include Mathematics Education, Workforce Development and Change Management. Prior to her retirement in 2016 Kriss was a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) and Uplands Educational Trust (UET). 

  • Rachel Cooper
    Student Board Member
    Rachel Cooper is currently in her third year at Norland. Rachel was attracted to Norland by the diversity of training offered, and the...
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    Rachel Cooper is currently in her third year at Norland. Rachel was attracted to Norland by the diversity of training offered, and the range of opportunities available on qualification. After graduating, Rachel would love to nanny abroad. Ultimately, Rachel’s dream is to open her own day nursery. 

  • Kate Morgan
    Staff Board Member
    Kate Morgan joined Norland on a permanent basis in January 2012 after working on a temporary basis where she was employed to provide...
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    Kate Morgan joined Norland on a permanent basis in January 2012 after working on a temporary basis where she was employed to provide administrative support to the Norland Nursery and the Probationer desk (now Newly Qualified Nanny). Kate has worked in the commercial private sector for over 25 years and has a wealth of Customer Service, Business Development and Recruitment experience. Kate was also Director of a Recruitment company prior to joining Norland and is the Staff Representative on the board. Kate currently works within the External Communications and Agency department, providing administrative support to the Marketing, Agency and Training and Consultancy teams, as well as being responsible for Health and Safety. Kate is passionate about Customer Service and is a massive Eurovision and Comic Con fan!