The College is an independent Further Education (FE) Corporation, established by the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. This Act removed all further education colleges from local authority control on 1 April 1993. Such colleges are also established as charities but are exempt from the requirements of the Charities Act.

The powers of the Corporation may be summarised as:

  • provide further and higher education
  • supply goods or services in support of the provision of education
  • provide secondary education to 14–16 year olds in schools/academies
  • conduct an educational institution
  • subscribe for or acquire shares in or securities of a company
  • acquire and dispose of assets
  • borrow & invest money

The Corporation also has powers to enter into contracts and make other arrangements in support of its main powers.

The College is administered under the Instrument & Articles of Government which set out the rules for the constitution and operation of the Corporation. The Board has also approved Standing Orders which include the Policy on the Selection of Governors. 

Governance documents

Funding for the College is provided by the Education & Skills Funding Agency whose function is to ensure that government funding is distributed to the organisations who provide further education and skills training in England. Funding is also received from the Office for Students, who distribute public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges.

The Board of Governors deals with the mission and strategic direction of the College, determines policy and oversees the management of the institution which is in the hands of the Principal. The minutes of Board and committee meetings can be accessed here.

To fulfil its functions, the Board aims to recruit and maintain a wide range of skills/experience amongst its members. The profiles of current governors are shown below. Click here to find out more or apply to become a governor.

Board of Governors:

Tim Kelly, Chair of Governors

Tim Kelly, Chair of Governors


Gill Banks

Gill Banks, Principal

 Jayne Winders, Vice Chair of Governors   Jayne Winders, Vice Chair of Governors

Commodore Garry Doyle, External Member

Commodore Gary Doyle, External Member


Phil McKeown, External Member

Phil McKeown, External Member   

 Lucky Ali Case Study Photo Cropped    Lucky Ali, External Member   

Simon Wrigley   Simon Wrigley, Staff Member

ian evans   Ian Evans, Staff Member

blank profile     Gary Baines, External Member

blank profile     Paul Smith, External Member


The following people attend Board meetings:

Wirral Met College Vice Principle, Christine Carter

Christine Carter, Vice Principal - Curriculum

Wirral Met College Vice Principle, Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones, Vice Principal - Quality

Nikki Governance

Nikki Leising, Head of Finance 

Lesley Venables, Clerk to the Governors      Lesley Venables, Clerk to the Governors


 ryan morris      Ryan Morris, Administrator to the Governors








Governors can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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