Corporation Members

Phil Thompson (Chair of Corporation)
  • Started work as a craft apprentice and made it to the top
  • Passionate believer in the value of apprenticeships
  • Chartered Engineer with a Telecoms background
Ginny Kerridge
Fernanda Chiappinelli
  • Advanced Practitioner in Quality & Co-Ordinator in sport at Oaklands College
  • Plays netball for a local club competing in division 2 of national league 
Zoe Hancock (Principal)
Ralph Devereux (Clerk to the Corporation)

Liz Bennett
Jay Wheeler
Geoff Lambert
  • Businessman with a long term involvement in education at school, college and university level
  • Extensive experience in change management in major corporations and the university sector
  • Chairman of Bedfordshire and Luton Community foundation
Sue Grant
  • Secretary and Registrar at University of Hertfordshire
  • Previously Chair of the Academic Registrars Council
Graham Lane
  • Founder and major shareholder of Cheeky Munkey Limited based in St Albans
  • Governor of Redbourn Infants and Junior School
  • Board Member of Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Peter Marshall
June Cory
Rob Payne
Matthew Crawford

Make a difference

Join our Corporation

Oaklands College is a large Further Education college with campuses in Welwyn Garden City and St Albans. Successfully providing for 10,000 students and achieving an overall 'Good' in its Ofsted inspection. Oaklands College delivers a wide range of learning and training opportunities within a vibrant, inclusive environment.

We are looking for committed, community-minded individuals to help define the future strategy and direction of the College, to work as a member of the Corporation in the best interest of the College and to support the Principal and Senior Management Team.

If you have an interest in the personal development and education of our community, are prepared to become familiar with the rules of college governance and can spare approximately 3 hours per month, we would like to hear from you.

For an informal chat about the role and responsibilities please contact Ralph Devereux on or call 01727 737737.