London's biggest college group appoints new CEO

Roy O’Shaughnessy will take over at Capital City College Group, replacing Andy Wilson, who is due to retire

Julia Belgutay

chief executive capital city college group

Roy O’Shaughnessy, chief executive of the Shaw Trust, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Capital City College Group (CCCG).

He will replace Andy Wilson, who is due to retire, and will start his new role in the autumn term. Mr O’Shaughnessy has been chief executive of the Shaw Trust – a charity that provides specialist services to help young people and adults gain an education, enter work, develop their career and improve their wellbeing – for six years.

He said he was excited to be joining one of the UK’s largest college groups and was looking forward to meeting staff across the group and its colleges. “I am sad to be leaving Shaw Trust after a decade, but pleased that I leave it in great shape and on track to achieve its ambition of helping transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year by 2022,” he said.

'Outstanding candidate'

Alastair Da Costa, chair of the Capital City College Group, said: “Roy was the outstanding candidate during our extensive selection process. He has great leadership presence, is values-driven and has an ambitious and visionary sense of how CCCG should develop its ambition.

“It is an exciting time for CCCG, its staff, students and many stakeholders. We have a record number of learners and a renewed focus on upskilling London’s workforce for the post-Brexit era – something we are perfectly placed to do. I would like to thank our current CEO, Andy Wilson, for his role in leading the group through its first two years. Roy has the experience and desire to continue to move the group forward, and the governors and I are looking forward to working with him.”

Outgoing chief executive Mr Wilson said: “I am tremendously proud of all the CCCG senior team, staff and governors have done to create London’s leading college group and look forward to passing it in to such capable hands when Roy takes over the CEO role in September.”

CCCG is London’s largest further education and training provider, with around 37,000 students and an annual income totalling £110 million. The group comprises three further education colleges: City and Islington College, The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) and Westminster Kingsway College, as well as a specialist training arm, Capital City College Training (CCCT).


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Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay is head of FE at Tes

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