Katy has over 23 years’ experience of working within Further Education and is currently the Principal and CEO of Strode College in Somerset. She has worked at a senior level in a number of FE Colleges including in the positions of Vice Principal Employment and Skills at Seevic College in Essex, Deputy Chief Executive at Eastleigh College in Hampshire, before taking up her current role in 2017 as the Principal and CEO at Strode. Katy has a breadth of educational experience covering both vocational and technical education as well as A levels. In addition, she has successfully led large apprenticeship provision, opened new learning campuses and led significant quality and financial improvements. Currently, she is leading the way with the introduction of the new T level qualifications and has supported national training initiatives with the DfE, IfATE, AoC and ETF. She has been Chair of Governors at a local secondary school, is a member of the AoC Curriculum Development Policy group and is a member of the HoSW LEP’s Skills Advisory Panel.
“I am delighted to be joining the Board of Trustees at VTCT and really look forward to working with the other trustees, Alan and his senior team. I am passionate about the power of education to transform lives and make a positive difference for individuals, communities and businesses. I recognised these similar values at VTCT and am really looking forward to supporting VTCT capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead.”