New Cornwall College chair of governors

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The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) has welcomed Patrick Newberry as its new chair of governors.

With a background as a chartered accountant, Newberry spent 25 years as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) until his retirement in 2013.

During his time with PwC, Newberry held various roles including global leader of insurance consulting and commercial managing partner of PwC’s UK consulting practice. He also served as a member of PwC’s supervisory board.

He said: “I’m looking forward to working with our principal, John Evans, and the rest of the senior team to continue to put the college in the forefront of further and higher education in the region.

“The college has significant investment opportunities, thanks to the support and confidence of central Government. It is positioned to expand its quality provision for learners rapidly, anticipating the many exciting developments in the Cornwall and Devon world of employment.”

Newberry follows in the footsteps of past chair Dr Ian Tunbridge OBE.

He added: ”I would also like to thank my predecessor as chair, Ian Tunbridge, for his inspiring leadership in recent years, establishing the College on a sure foundation for the future.”

Joining Newberry as the new TCCG vice chair of governors is Pat Wilde, who three years ago retired from a successful 35-year professional management career in higher education, encompassing academic governance and compliance, student administration and quality assurance.

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