At the same time Heather MacDonald, interim principal and chief executive of Loughborough College, will step down after a three year tenure as a trustee.
“First of all I would like to thank Heather for her guidance and enthusiasm as a board trustee and Association of Colleges (AoC) representative. During her three years with us we have benefited greatly from her insight.
Robin will take over from Heather bringing fresh expertise to our board in particular from the further education sector. As well as joining us as a trustee, Robin will also act as the representative for the AoC (one of our owners), bringing his expertise as vice chair of the AoC’s technology portfolio group."
Robin is an experienced learning and skills leader with 22 years’ experience in the further and higher education sector. He brings considerable expertise in managing high value complex skills and training solutions for education and the business community.
He started his career in 1994 as a lecturer in computing at Weald College before progressing his career in a number of colleges including East Surrey, Carshalton, and Lewisham. He became vice principal at City College Norwich and then moved to Newcastle College as deputy principal.
“Jisc’s mission is to deliver digital solutions that support the transformation of the education and research sectors, and to help colleges and universities gain the maximum value from their infrastructure and investments.
Robin’s experience and insight will help build our strategic direction and capabilities.”