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NLBC Board

The NLBC Board of Directors was established in December 2016. The full details on the Board make-up are in our Governance Handbook. This new, permanent NLBC Board, once established will have 16 Directors and comprises:

  • 6 Directors from the College/University sector (Principals or equivalent).
  • 6 Directors from the Employer / Industry sector.
  • Chief Executive of Landex
  • Managing Director of City & Guilds
  • Two Vice Chairs, one from the 6 Employer sector Board members and the other from the 6 College/University sector Board members.
  • One Independent NLBC Director, who was appointed for specific skills/experience/contacts, following a recommendation from the Board.

The Board has the ability to co-opt non-executive directors as required.

Sue Biggs
Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society

Charles Matts
Director, Brixworth Farming - Chair NLBC

Alex Payne
Chief Executive of Landex

David Phillips
Interim Managing Director, City & Guilds

Richard Longthorp OBE
Farmer and Chair, AgriSkills Forum - Vice Chair NLBC

Russell Marchant
Principal and Chief Executive, Hartpury College

Marcus Clinton
Principal and Chief Executive, Reaseheath College and University Centre

Simon Gadd

Julie Milburn
Principal and CEO of Sparsholt College Group

Remit of the NLBC Board

  • Determining long-term institutional strategy and policy.
  • Monitoring delivery of strategy.
  • Promoting quality and efficiency.
  • Corporate social responsibility, including safeguarding moral, ethical, financial standards and the NLBC charitable objectives.
  • Appointing and monitoring the performance of staff.
  • Approving and monitoring all financial activity, including company budgets and management accounts.

The NLBC Board concentrates mainly on business, strategic, financial and policy matters, together with consideration of the reports that are required for the NLBC Board to meet its fiduciary duties and responsibilities for monitoring the achievement of the NLBC’s charitable objectives.

Find out more about the NLBC Board from the NLBC Governance Handbook (March 2017)

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