Our Corporation

HNC’s Corporation is in essence the College’s Governing Body. The priority of the Corporation is to make sure that we succeed in our vision of opening minds, embracing difference and empowering one another to shape a better future. This is achieved by both supporting and challenging HNC as an organisation. Whilst the Corporation is not responsible for the ‘day to day running’ of HNC, the group has final responsibility for aspects such as:

  • determining the College’s educational character and mission;
  • approving the College’s quality strategy;
  • ensuring the College’s solvency by monitoring its effective and efficient use of resources and the security of its assets;
  • approving annual estimates of income and expenditure; appointing holders of senior posts and setting their pay and conditions of service;
  • setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff

This of course covers a number of critical responsibilities, therefore the Corporation has a number of Committees that take responsibility for working with senior leaders to enhance everything we do by focussing on key areas for improvement.

Committees and Terms of Reference

The College’s Corporation comprises of representatives from industry and commerce, the Local Authority, the local community, the Principal, members of staff, students and parents of students. Some members are appointed directly by the Corporation and some are elected by the staff and students of the college. All Governors serve in a voluntary capacity.

We welcome the views of students and parents and will post details of the next Annual Stakeholders Meeting shortly.

The Corporation Meets once a term and has developed a Committee Structure of 5 Committees. Each committee has Terms of Reference which are reviewed and agreed annually by the Corporation. Each Committee concentrates on various aspects of the College and these are:

Audit Committee

To advise the Corporation on the College’s systems of internal control and risk management.

Search and Governance Committee

To advise the Corporation on governance arrangements and membership.

Finance and Resources Committee

To advise the Corporation on the financial position of the College.

Remuneration and Personnel Committee

To advise the Corporation on the pay and conditions of service for Senior Postholders

Quality and Standards Committee

To provide support and challenge in assessing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment; curriculum development and outcomes for students

Who are our Corporation members?

Our Corporation – Jan 2024

Chair of the Corporation – Lindsay Lomas 

Clerk to the Corporation – Hannah Brian

External Governors – Tim Hosker, Sonya Whitworth, Peggy Cooke, Sam Johnson, Steve Williams, Cherill Watterston, Vacancy x5

Principal – Marcus Smith-Connor

Parent Governor – This post is vacant- please contact Hannah Brian if you would be interested in applying for this position 

Student Governor – Cormac Bowman 

Staff Governor – Hayley Doyle

Chair – Nav Uppal
Governor Members – Steve Williams, Peggy Cooke

Finance & Resources 
Chair – Marcus Smith-Connor
Governor Members – Tim Hosker, Sonya Whitworth
Co-opted Members – Paul Cropper

Search & Governance 
Chair – Lindsay Lomas
Governor Members – Marcus Smith-Connor
Co-opted Members – Julie Muscroft

Remuneration & Personnel
Chair –
Cherill Watterston
Governor Members – Sonya Whitworth
Co-opted Member – Rebekah Drury

Link Governors 
Equality & Diversity – Peggy Cooke
Special Needs & Disability – Lindsay Lomas
Safeguarding & Prevent – Sam Johnson
Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance – Steve Williams

Accounts and minutes

Below you can access the College accounts and minutes from the past year. We are a transparent College, and publish one full year of minutes so that these are current. However, minutes from previous years are available upon request. If you would like to request these, please email our Clerk Claire Coupland on c.coupland@huddnewcoll.ac.uk


Audit Committee 


Finance and Resources 

Search and Governance 

Remuneration and Personnel

Corporation documents

Below you can download core documentation in relation to our Corporation. If you have any further queries or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact our Clerk Hannah Brian on Info@huddnewcoll.ac.uk

Scheme of Delegation

Are you interested in serving in our Corporation? For more information, please contact Clerk to the Corporation on info@huddnewcoll.ac.uk

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