Our Board

Ian Pryce, CBE

Principal of Bedford College since 1998, Director of Bedford Free School and its first Chair; has previously chaired schools groups such as a Northamptonshire primary (named as one of Top 100 Schools by Sunday Times), North Beds Schools Trust (of 19 Schools). Council member of City & Guilds; Member of Skills Funding Agency Advisory Board.

Sherida Carter

Head of Human Resources for a large local company specialising in Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing. Influential participant in projects to promote apprenticeships and technical education locally.

Gill Scobie

Ofsted inspector with a good knowledge of the local area. She is not a governor or staff member of Bedford College. She was helpful to the project team when they developed the Bedford Free School.

Pat Jones

College Finance Director, with long experience as Chief Accountant (Education) at Bedford Borough. Pat has previously been Chair of Finance at Bedford Free School and has extensive knowledge of schools funding.

Mark Kiteley

An experienced SME Executive Director with expertise in Service Management, Reverse Logistics, Quality Management Systems, Internal Audit processes, and Business Development. Mark is an experienced Non-Executive Director in a number of businesses, including the public sector and has over 10 years’ experience within Audit, Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning. Mark has been a Corporation Member at Bedford College since 1998 and was appointed Chair of Audit in December 2013. His term of office at Bedford College ends in July 2016.

Kay Rodger

Project Manager for Wixams Academy. Kay has over 30 years of experience within further education colleges and schools starting as a teacher and progressing into senior management. She has a strong background in academic management, developing curriculum partnership opportunities at key stage 4 with schools and colleges. As Director of Partnerships within a large federation, Kay was responsible for employer engagement to build strong relationships with industry to enrich the curriculum delivery and enhance the learning experience.

Rachel Nicol

Jasmin Masih