John Mothersole joins The Sheffield College’s Governing Body

14th May 2020

The Sheffield College has appointed John Mothersole as a governor and Chair Designate of its Governing Body.

John was Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council for 11 years until his retirement in December 2019.

Angela Foulkes, Chief Executive and Principal, The Sheffield College, said: “John is a very enthusiastic and committed advocate for the city, and has a wealth of strategic experience. It’s great to be working with John.”

Seb Schmoller, Chair of The Sheffield College Governing Body, added:

“We are really pleased to welcome John to the College. We believe that John has the right mix of values, experience and connections to help the Governing Body govern well, and to support and challenge the Executive Leadership Team.”

Seb’s term as Chair is due to finish between September 2020 and March 2021. The purpose of the Chair Designate role is to ensure a smooth transition.

John is playing a full role as a governor with the expectation that the Governing Body will elect John as Chair when Seb steps down.

All positions on the Governing Body, including the Chair Designate role, are voluntary and unpaid. John’s appointment was made following an open call for expressions of interest in October 2019.

John said:

"The Sheffield College has been, and will continue to be, a very significant part of a successful Sheffield. Having worked alongside the College for many years, I am really pleased to be part of shaping its future direction.”

He added:

“Whatever that future holds, we can be sure a skilled and well qualified community will be essential and the College is a major part of achieving that. I am really excited to be getting involved in the vital work of The Sheffield College."

For more information, visit www.sheffcol.ac.uk. Call 0114 2602600. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.

You might also be interested in

Brexit transition period ended: What this means for employers in the UK manufacturing industry

Fri 18th June 2021

Laxmi Limbani of Fragomen discusses the impact of the end of free movement on the manufacturing industry in the UK in advance of the upcoming EUSS deadline

Shadow Minister meets next generation of Hallam degree apprentices

Thu 17th June 2021

Toby Perkins heard about how Sheffield Hallam was one of the first providers of degree apprenticeships and how the University now delivers one of the widest selection of courses in the UK, with more than 1500 apprentices across 400 employers.

Hentons plan for the future with two new tax experts

Thu 17th June 2021

Sheffield based chartered accountancy and business advisory firm Hentons has made two new appointments, within its specialist Tax Advisory team.

Government ‘super-deduction’ tax incentive supports net zero targets

Thu 17th June 2021

Energy Partner Professional Energy Purchasing provides a member update on the 130 tax break for new plant and machinery announced in the March 2021 budget.