Meet our senior leadership team. Our leadership team is made up of our Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive – Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Chief Executive – People Experiences & Culture, Deputy Chief Executive – Principal and Senior Managers.
Together, they lead the college to achieve our strategic vision. They’re extremely passionate about the role of education, training and skills as drivers of economic development and social justice in North East Wales.
Yana took up the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Cambria in January 2020. Prior to this she was Principal and CEO at Hugh Baird College in Liverpool for 8 years. Yana has been involved in supporting the Further Education sector across a number of local and national bodies for many years. Brought up in North Wales, Yana went to school in Mold and then on to Cardiff University.
Steve has worked at Cambria since 1994 and has many years’ experience as a senior leader. He has extensive experience of leading key strategic projects, delivering an ambitious estate strategy and ensuring sufficient finance and resources are available to achieve Cambria’s strategic objectives. Steve seeks to bring vision, drive, experience and improvements across Corporate and Commercial Services. He is professionally trained as a chartered accountant.
Cath is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, with over 30 years’ experience in various sectors, including Health, Local Government and Education. She joined Cambria in September 2020 having previously been Vice Principal (People, Organisational Development & Culture) at Hugh Baird College in Liverpool. Cath is accountable for the functions of Human Resources, Marketing, Admissions and Digital, Learner Services, and Learning Resource Centres.
Sue joined Cambria as Principal in 2016. She has over 25 years’ experience in the Further Education sector having worked in several colleges in the North West of England. Sue has also worked in the Civil Service in both the National Apprenticeship Service and Skills Funding Agency. Sue has both an academic and a vocational background, she is teacher trained and has a Masters degree in Educational Management.
Llinos has worked at the College for 18 years following a successful career in television and PR. She originally joined as a Lecturer in Media Studies and Welsh and has been in her current role since the creation of Coleg Cambria in August 2013. Llinos has extensive experience of language planning and policy and leads the Learn Welsh North East provision on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh.
Lee-ann was appointed to the role of Executive Assistant at Coleg Cambria in August 2013 following the merger of Deeside and Yale Colleges. Prior to this, Lee-ann worked at Deeside College in a number of roles before becoming PA to the Principal in 2007. In addition to providing administrative support for the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team, Lee-ann also manages the PA team and Admin Teams at the college.