• John Clutton – Business Member and Chair of the Governing Body

    John is the first Chair of Coleg Cambria since the College’s inception on 1 August 2013. He has vast experience and understanding of education having formerly been Director of Education and Children’s Services and Recreation for Flintshire. During his tenure as Director, he was chair of the Flintshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, chair of the Children’s and Young People’s Framework Partnership and an Estyn schools Inspector. Following retirement in 2007, he was appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government as a member of the Denbighshire Independent Education Recovery Board. At the invitation of Wrexham Council, he chaired the Wrexham Learning Partnership Board and served as a local education authority appointed governor at a local high school. In addition, John was a Governor at Yale FE College, Wrexham.  He has been elected by Chairs of FE Colleges in Wales as a Trustee and Director of ColegauCymru Ltd with effect from 1 August…

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  • Professor Tim Wheeler – Business Member and Vice Chair of the Governing Body

    Tim was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester in 2005. He was educated at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. During his career he has held posts at universities in England, Ireland and Scotland, and a period as a Senior Visiting Research Scholar at St John’s College, Oxford. Much of his work has involved academic and industrial consultancies, in addition to experience in Europe, America and Australia. He has published over 120 articles, books and research reports in a diverse range of areas including psychopharmacology, dyslexia, communications and safety. He chairs the University of Chester Academies Trust (UCAT) and has been a school governor and FE corporation governor for over 25 years. He is a Deputy Lieutenant for Cheshire and is actively involved with Chester Cathedral as a Lay Canon. He is a freeman of the City of London. Tim is a member of the Board’s Audit…

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  • Yana Williams – Chief Executive

    Yana Williams became Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria on January 2020. She was educated at both primary and secondary school level in Mold, and completed her A level studies at the former Deeside College. An alumnus of Cardiff Metropolitan University, her first teaching role was at Knowsley Community College in Liverpool. She later moved to Runshaw College in Lancashire before re-joining Deeside College in a management role, overseeing the curriculum in a wide range of areas from construction to catering. It was then on to a Vice Principal role at Blackburn College and later Hugh Baird, Liverpool where she was CEO/Principal for 8 years.

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  • Ryan Cawsey – Student Governor

    Ryan studies a part time Degree course in Engineering at Deeside. He has been a student at Coleg Cambria since the beginning of his apprenticeship in 2014 and has had an array of experiences of life at Coleg Cambria.. Ryan currently chairs the Learner Voice Meetings at Deeside. He works as a Quality Engineer for Magellan Aerospace, a major supplier of aircraft components based in Wrexham. Ryan is also a Commissioned Officer in the RAF Air Cadets as an adult volunteer and has experience in leadership and management as well as teaching of young people across the country, holding various voluntary positions throughout.

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  • Rachel Clacher – Business Member

    Rachel is the Co-founder and Director of Moneypenny, the world market leader in telephone answering and outsourced reception services. From a standing start in 2000, with her brother Edward and a mere £10,000 investment, today the company looks after ten million calls a year on behalf of over 8,000 businesses across the UK, employs over 500 people, has just moved into a new flagship HQ in Wrexham and has expanded into the US market. The company has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and is recognised as one of the Best Companies to Work For in the UK. Today, Rachel focusses on the company’s strategic direction and runs Moneypenny Foundation: a charity that brings new opportunities in life and work to disadvantaged young women. Such has been the success of this approach in the Wrexham area that 2017 will see traineeships running in other towns and cities in the North…

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  • Gareth Davies – Business Member

    Gareth is Head of A350 wing programme at Airbus Broughton and has over 15 years of senior leadership experience in different companies across several European locations. He is a volunteer with the Marford and Gresford Junior Football club, and through his wife with the volunteers of Home-start Wrexham. Gareth is a Link Governor for engineering and construction at the College.

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