Principals prevail in Queen's Birthday Honours

18th June 2010 at 01:00
Principals and former principals dominated further education's presence in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Principals and former principals dominated further education's presence in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Newcastle College's Jackie Fisher topped the list, having been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Ms Fisher, chief executive of the Newcastle College Group, was joined by nine other further education principals and former principals in this year's birthday honours, announced last Saturday.

"To be given such recognition is a great honour and one for which I am extremely grateful," said Ms Fisher.

"It is a tribute to the many people in our FE colleges in Newcastle and Skelmersdale and our national training and employability provider, Intraining, who work very hard to give our learners and customers valuable qualifications and employment."

Others in the list included Robin Landman, chief executive of the Network for Black Professionals, who is appointed an OBE, and Margaret Mineham, curriculum manager at Cleveland College of Art and Design, who is appointed an MBE.

Cleveland principal Martin Raby said: "Margaret's MBE is well deserved and was supported by education professionals in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. Within the college she has been central in successfully driving up quality standards."

This year's Birthday Honours in FE

Dame Commander

Jackie Fisher, chief executive, Newcastle College Group


Martin Tolhurst, former principal, Newham College of Further Education

Jill Westerman, principal and chief executive, Northern College for Residential Adult Education

John Widdowson, principal, New College Durham


Jeanette Dawson, principal, Bishop Burton College

Miles Dibsdall, former principal, New College Stamford

Graeme Hyslop, principal, Langside College

Mair Jones, for services to further education in Wales

Robin Landman, chief executive, Network for Black Professionals

Hugh Pitman, executive chair, JHP Group Ltd and the first chair of the Association of Learning Providers

Joanna Tait-Lovatt, former principal, Bishop Auckland College

Elizabeth Walton, former principal, William Morris Sixth Form, London

Pauline Waterhouse, principal, Blackpool and the Fylde College


Judith Boardman, chair of governors, City of Westminster College

Joan Brier, chair of corporation, Rotherham College of Arts and Technology

Pauline Cocker, former chair of corporation, Birkenhead Sixth Form College

John Duggan, activities organiser, Huddersfield University of the Third Age

Margaret Forisky, collegeschool development officer, West Lothian College

Barbara Hamzawi, JP personal assistant, University for Industry

Alexandra Henderson, former chair of corporation, Hull Group of Colleges

Pauline Hitt, former head of department, Isle of Wight College

Margaret Jones, YMCA Wales Community College

Neil Middleton, chair of governors, City of Bristol College

Margaret Mineham, curriculum manager, Cleveland College of Art and Design.

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