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Our Governors

David Harbourne

Vice Chair of Corporation

Alongside his role as the Vice Chair of the Corporation, David is also a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee. David has held roles including a civil servant, Director of the National Association of Master Bakers and CEO of the Hospitality Training Foundation before moving back to North Yorkshire to run the North Yorkshire Training and Enterprise Council and later the local Learning and Skills Council. In his retirement, David has written a book about a town in New Zealand – “Penguins Under the Porch: A Yorkshireman’s Ode to Oamaru”.

Committee Membership and Link Governor Responsibilities

  • Curriculum and Quality Committee (Chair)
  • Audit Committee
  • Member - Strategic Working Group

Declarations of Interest

  • Acting Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research - Edge Foundation
  • Chief Executive - North Yorkshire Training and Enterprise Council
  • Director - LSC
  • Trustee/Chair - The Carer's Resource
  • Member - British Educational Research Association
  • Author of book the University Technical Colleges
  • Chair of Trustees - York Centre for Voluntary Service