Andrew takes up new role at college

A NEW senior manager has been appointed at a county college as part of a restructuring measure.

East Durham College, in Peterlee, has appointed Andrew Phillips as the new vice principal.

Mr Phillips, who relocated from London to join the college, said: "I was delighted to accept the post because of the outstanding potential the college has to serve the learning needs of the community.

"I'm really looking forward to integrating all the college's activities, across it's various sites, and making East Durham College the hub of community life."

Mr Phillips has joined the team with a wealth of experience, including five directorships in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and, most recently, establishing a new global directorate at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

He also ran his own award-winning business consultancy, Vital Edge, which provides sales, marketing and business strategy services.

His role as head of business development and external relations will see him manage and lead on all the college's business development activity with employers and external agencies.

Stuart Wesselby, principal at East Durham College, said: "A key focus and challenge for Andrew will be to source additional funding and income stream for the college.

"I am sure he will be a valuable member of the senior

team as we look to develop existing and new commercial ventures."

Mr Phillips, Mr Wesselby and vice principal for curriculum and performance, Sally Hudson, make up the new college leadership team, with Eugene McCrossan completing the team as vice principal for finance and business planning.