Welcome to the governance section of the Highbury College website.

Here you can access information on the Corporation and its Committees, our governance policies and procedures, minutes of meetings and details of how to become a governor.

The Corporation (or governing body) is responsible for the educational character, mission and strategic direction of the College; it determines policy and monitors the performance of the College.

The governors are from a wide variety of backgrounds; they include representatives from the community, business and local authority as well as two staff governors, nominated and elected by staff and two student governors. Together they form a robust and enthusiastic team, committed to the success of all our students and determined to bring the best of their personal expertise, experience and strategic skills to maximise the future of Highbury College and the communities it serves.

Highbury College governors include:

  • David Allen (Staff)
  • Max Craft
  • Katie Danvers Hewitt
  • Miles Henson
  • Tim Mason
  • Stella Mbubaegbu CBE (Principal)
  • Tom McCaffery (Student)
  • Andrew Minter
  • Drusilla Moody (Vice-Chair)
  • John Royston-Ford
  • Howard Slidel
  • Nicola Youern (Chair)

For further information, or if you feel that you could contribute to the work of the College by being a governor please contact:

Kirstie Hopkins, Corporate Support Officer, on 02392 328 970 or email kirstie.hopkins@highbury.ac.uk

Nicki Youern – Chair of Governors – Highbury College

Nicola Youern

Chair of Governors

Governance Portal

Governors can now access official Highbury College documentation via the Governance Portal. This is a password protected area. Please contact Kirstie Hopkins if you have any difficulties using the portal.


Corporation Membership (PDF)

Governance Corporation Structure (PDF)

Membership of Corporation Committees (PDF)

All Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)

Standing Orders for the Conduct of Business of the Corporation (The Governors) (PDF)

Role Description & Person Specification (PDF)

Procedure for Appointment of Governors (PDF)

Instrument & Articles of Government (PDF)