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One year celebrations at Daventry Campus as mural is unveiled

17 Nov 2017

A commemorative mural is being launched and unveiled at Daventry Campus on Tuesday (21st November) – part of the college’s...

Former student returns to advise aspiring chefs

14 Nov 2017

Former student returns to advise aspiring chefs

Former Northampton College student Kathryn Holmes returned to Booth Lane to give catering students an exclusive insight into what goes...

david smith small for websiteAfter graduating from the University of Hertfordshire as a scientist, I have worked for The Open University in a number of operational and strategic roles. I’m currently a Strategy Manager working alongside the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Team to manage the process of reporting and analysing institutional performance. I’m also responsible for the development and review of the University Strategy and for addressing key organisational problems through analytical outputs. I also chair a University wide group to improve our understanding of data. I previously worked in one of the Pro-Vice Chancellor offices working with the faculties to develop and monitor their academic and financial plans. I’ve also worked in Student Services as a Project Manager and directly supporting students including as a Director of three Residential Schools. Since then I’ve completed a MSc in Science and a Professional Certificate in Management with the University.

geraldine schofieldI am a microbiologist who has worked in academia (Universities of Newcastle, Cologne, Milan), the public sector (Public Health Service) and the private sector. I have authored a large number of scientific publications including chapters in two of the standard microbiological texts. Latterly I was a senior manager with Unilever plc becoming global Head of Regulatory Affairs Foods R&D. I have been an adviser to the UK Government on genetic modification, and health and safety and, to the EU Commission on risk and food safety. Until 2013 I was a visiting Professor at the University of Exeter and a Non-Executive Director of Milton Keynes Community Health Services. I am a Trustee of the Society for Experimental Biology and a Magistrate. I was awarded an MBE for services to the biotechnology industry.

martin james 1 smallI have worked for Northampton college as a lecturer in the Engineering department since 2003. I have delivered both theory and practical to level 1, 2 and 3 students in my career as well as apprentices in the electrical trade at my time at the college. Prior to joining Northampton College, I was a Manager in a Northampton based electrical installation company using my skills and knowledge gained throughout my career to run projects around the country.

roger morrisI was born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, UK, and brought up in St Helens, Lancashire, from where I attended Liverpool College (1955-64) and read Law at Peterhouse, Cambridge (1964-67). I was also awarded the postgraduate Cambridge LL.B and LL.M degrees in 1971 and 1975 respectively, and a PhD at Leicester University in 2015.

After early career experience in local government law at St. Helens and Grimsby, in April 1981 I became Chief Executive of the City of Durham, moving in June 1986 to become Chief Executive and Town Clerk of Northampton Borough Council. I retired from there in July 2004.

I have been professionally active in local government throughout my career, and was President of the Association of District Secretaries in 1979-80, President of SOLACE in 1995-96, and also President of its trade union counterpart ALACE for some years up to 2004. I have been a member of the Law Society’s Board for its Diploma of Local Government Law and Practice since its inception in 1982, and have chaired it for some twenty years. I still have a current Solicitor’s practising certificate.

I have written widely, including Parliament and the Public Libraries (1977); The Public Lending Right Handbook (1980); Solicitors and Local Authorities (1982); Local Government Ground Rules (1990); (with Roger Paine) Will You Manage? The Needs of Local Authority Chief Executives (1995); and (with Mark Heath) Running Elections (7th edition, 2013) and Local Government, Local Legislation (2016).

I served as Chairman of the Corporation of Northampton College from 2005 - 2015 and remain a Governor; I am a Trustee and Deputy Chair of the Victoria County History Trust for Northamptonshire and a consultant for the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives (ALACE).

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