Board of Trustees

NNECL’s Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for NNECL’s strategic objectives, financial security and compliance. The Board is responsible for ensuring that NNECL’s resources and activity are focused on addressing its charitable purposes. Its membership reflects the need to operate effectively at an organisational leadership level.

At this point, an Interim Board of Trustees is overseeing NNECL’s transition to a future legal and operating model as an independent charity. The Interim Board of Trustees consist of members representative of the network alongside senior leaders recruited for their skills and experience leading and developing charities and organisations with similar characteristics to NNECL.

Interim Trustees

Colette Fletcher, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester (Chair of Trustees)

Arron Pile, Student and Graduate Diversity Officer, University of Salford

Dr Felicity Dunworth, Partnerships Director, Kent and Medway Progression Federation

Dr Rachel Carr OBE, Chief Executive and co-founder of IntoUniversity 

Adele Tilley, Care Leaver

Priya Clarke, (NNECL NSG Co-Chair), Widening Participation Officer, Queen Mary, University of London

Phil Bakstad, (NNECL NSG Co-Chair), Student Support Coordinator, Liverpool John Moores University