Jackie Grubb takes over from Penny Wycherly
The College’s Chair of Governors, Pauline Odulinski, said: “On behalf of the Board I am delighted to announce that, following the very robust recruitment process, we have appointed Ms Jackie Grubb as the new Principal and Chief Executive Officer at City College Plymouth. She was overwhelmingly the recommendation of those involved in the recruitment process which included staff, students, managers and stakeholders.”
“The Governing Body was unanimous in its decision to appoint Ms Grubb and felt she had all the qualities, skills and experience needed to lead us in the next part of our journey to excellence. The Board was particularly impressed with Ms Grubb's excellent track record in leading and managing in both Good and Outstanding organisations.”
Jackie has commented that she is looking forward to working at the College: “I am honoured to have been appointed Principal and Chief Executive Officer at City College Plymouth and am looking forward to working with such a dedicated team of staff, Governors and stakeholders, to ensure that all students continue to receive an outstanding experience and the College remains at the heart of the community.”
Jackie is currently the Principal at City of Westminster College, part of the United Colleges Group. She has a wealth of experience in further education having commenced her career as a lecturer more than 30 years ago. As well as being Principal at City of Westminster College, she has been Deputy Principal at Basingstoke College of Technology, Director of Curriculum at Swindon College and an Additional Inspector for Ofsted.
Jackie will take up her post this summer and is keen to spend time at the College before she joins. She will be meeting with local stakeholders when she visits.