Steve Frampton has been confirmed as the Association of Colleges (AoC) president for the 2019-20 academic year.
Mr Frampton, who currently holds the role, was principal of Portsmouth College for 13 years before retiring in August 2018.
Lesley Davies, principal and CEO of the Trafford College Group, also ran for the role before withdrawing her application for personal reasons.
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In the role, Mr Frampton acts as an ambassador for the Association of Colleges, and the FE sector, driving policy formation and raising the profile of colleges with ministers and external stakeholders.
'I love our colleges'
“I really do #LoveOurColleges. I would also like to personally thank Lesley for a great contest and wish her all the best," he said. "She is a great champion for our sector, and I know that will continue.
"This has been one of the privileges of my life – we’ve achieved lots but there is still so much more to do. I really am your president, and this really is a partnership.”
AoC chief executive David Hughes said he was delighted to have Mr Frampton in post for another year.