Governing Body

Our board consists of;

Governor Role / Representation


Chair of Governors

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing

Councillor Nigel Cooke

(Link Governor for Equality and Diversity)

Vice Chair of Governors

Representative of Local Industry and Commerce

Frances Hoy

Personnel Manager for NIFCO UK Ltd

Deputy Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture

Councillor Jim Beall

(Link governor for Safeguarding)

Representative of Local Industry and Education

Jacqui Taylor


Representative of Local Digital Industry

Lynsey Robinson

Director of Digital City

Representative of the VCS Sector

Karen Grundy

Community Programme Manager, Catalyst

Representative of the SBC Corporate Management Team

Reuben Kench

Director of The Environment, Culture, Leisure and Events

Representative of Economic Growth and Regeneration

Chris Renahan

Inclusive Growth, Planning and Development Manager

Learner Governor

Kevin Cooper

Staff Governor

Craig Taylor

Adult Learning and Skills Manager


Catherine Kelly

Business Support Officer