Corporation Members

Ann Turner, Principal FCMA

After graduating from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Ann was employed by the University as a Lecturer and Computer Programming adviser. A family relocation to the south coast meant a change of career, away from education into the commercial world, initially converting ledger book based accounting systems to the computer, before progressing to finance management.

A move to the north west, meant securing new employment, this time in the construction industry initially as an office manager and finally as Company Secretary and Company Accountant following the completion of professional examinations. A decision not to relocate with this business meant a review of career and the decision to return to education as Director of Finance at Myerscough College near Preston.

The belief in the power of FE to change lives and the opportunities available led to further promotion to Chief Executive and Principal at Myerscough in 2006. After 12 happy and successful years, Ann retired and relocated to Cheshire. The opportunity to return to the sector and Moulton College after two weeks' retirement was too big an opportunity to miss and Ann is currently employed as interim principal and member of the college board.

Lee Howarth

A graduate of Loughborough University, Lee has managed Moulton College’s Injury Rehabilitation Centre since 2013.

A former professional footballer, he joined the college in 2000 as a Sports Studies Lecturer, and moved on to become the Sports Studies Subject Manager before becoming Director of Sport prior to moving to the injury rehabilitation centre.

Lee joined the Board in 2014 and sits on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Commitee.

Katie Delamain-Blunt

As a graduate from University College Northampton in Business and Marketing, Katie continued her education to gain her Chartered Marketer status (MCIM) with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Katie has specialised in her field in the Education and Financial services sectors since she graduated.

After several years of working in London, and after the birth of her children, Katie founded her own Marketing Consultancy and Print Management company based in Northamptonshire. Katie also has a keen interest in animals and equine as well as many areas of sport, which she combines with charity work. Recent challenges include the London Marathon, Three Peaks Challenge and the Ultra Isle of Wight Challenge.

Katie joined the board in 2017 and is a member of the Teaching, Leaning and Assessment committee and a Link Governor for Student Services and Sport.

Richard Sadler

Having graduated from Nottingham University, Richard worked for Perkins Diesel Engine Company, Coventry Climax and Curtis Instruments from whom he retired as Global Sales and Marketing Vice President in 2015.

The son of a farmer, Richard lives locally and has a small farm which includes a herd of Aberdeen Angus suckler cows.

He joined the Board in 2006 and chairs the Remuneration Committee.

Lucille Knapp

Lucille studied French and Management Studies at University of Leeds.  She joined Shell in 1982 on the graduate trainee programme and had jobs in IT, Government Relations and Commercial Marketing and in 1989 went to study for her Masters in Business Administration at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

After graduating, she worked at the Kent Institute of Art & Design establishing a trading company and charity for them. In 1994 Lucille joined Northern Trust Bank in London and worked in Business Development establishing them across Europe. After qualifying as a Nutritional Therapist, Lucille returned to her home county of Northamptonshire in 2009 where she is in private practice.

Lucille joined the Board in July 2017 and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Robin Thompson (Chair of Corporation)

A graduate of Newcastle University, Robin is a local farmer with business interests in pig, poultry and arable production. 

He joined the Board in 2003 and has been Chair since December 2010.  Robin is also Chair of the Search and Governance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Alastair Thomson

A graduate of Durham university, Alastair joined the Board in 2014 after a career advising on post-school education policy for a national educational charity and in central government. Prior to this he worked as a journalist and college teacher.

Alastair joined the Board in 2015 and is the Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee.

Terry Neville OBE

Chief Operating Officer at The University of Northampton.

Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants.  Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire.  Terry has worked in Higher Education for 47 years.                   

Terry joined the Board in 2011 and is a member of the Finance Scrutiny Panel.

Ashley Clarkson

A graduate of Newcastle University where he studied Agriculture, Ashley then trained as a Chartered Accountant in Northampton  He joined Grant Thornton in 1995 to focus on farming and landed estates businesses in the Eastern Region

He is now an Associate Director and leads the Agricultural team for Grant Thornton advising a broad range of Rural and entrepreneur businesses.  Ashley is a member of the firms Food and Beverage National panel assisting the firm in advising businesses in this sector.

Ashley joined the Board in September 2016 and is the Chair of the Audit Committee.

David McVean, External Governor

Information coming soon.

Ian James

Ian is a graduate of Southampton University, having studied Biochemistry and Physiology. He recently retired as Chief Executive of British Pepper & Spice Ltd, Northampton, having been made CEO in 1997.

He has significant senior board experience in the food industry having completed a successful management buyout, overseen a new factory build and completed the purchase and sale of two further businesses. Prior to that, Ian spent 12 years developing his managerial experience with the Kellogg Co of GB, culminating as General Manager Middle East.

He is the current Chairman of the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Sector Strategy Board.

Ian joined the Moulton College Board in October 2017 and sits on the Audit Committee.

Barry Hansford

Before entering education I worked in the Hospitality industry in hotels and latterly as In-Flight Catering manager at Stansted Airport. I then spent 30 years in Further Education initially teaching Hotel and Catering Management and latterly taking responsibility for the college’s student support services.

I retired from my position as Director of Student Services at a large Further Education College in November 2014.

I have been a governor at Loddington CE Primary School since 2012 and chair since September 2014.

Barry joined the Moulton College Board in November 2017 and sits on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee.

Charles Matts

After graduating from Reading University, Charles became a partner on his family farm, and in 2000 co-founded Brixworth Farming, a joint venture that delivers the arable farming for its stakeholder farms and others across 2500 ha.

He is a past NFU Chair at local, county and regional level and chaired the NFU Mutual’s Midlands Regional Advisory Board for 8 years. He is a founding trustee and current Vice Chair of the National Land Based College, which was set up by the land based colleges to engage with industry to deliver qualifications and skills that employers need, and to champion the land based sector as a professional and progressive career.

Charles is also Vice Chair of the Farm Safety Foundation, member of the AHDB Recommended Lists Project Board and Chair of its Oilseeds Crop Committee.

Andrew Eastland (Student Governor)

Andrew is currently an apprentice working for one of the top 10 landlords whilst studying a Level 5 NVQ and HND in Construction Management. His key role is contributing to the Development and Sales team by representing client Registered Housing Providers on new development sites ensuring their requirements are met in full.

Prior to working in the Development of Affordable Housing Andrew was part of the Asset Management team assisting in the management of housing stock.

Andrew will also be a member of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee.

Mark Wakeford  MA, C.Eng, FICE (Co-opted member of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee)

Mark is Joint Managing Director of Stepnell Ltd, part of the Stepnell Group, a £100 million turnover building and civil engineering group headquartered in Rugby. Mark is a graduate of Cambridge University and has worked in the construction industry since 1989.  He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mark joined the Board in 2015 and is Link Governor for Construction and Apprenticeships.

Pauline Hawesford (Co-opted member of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee)

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Helen King (Co-opted member of Audit Comittee)

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Mark Wakeford

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