Chair, Member and Trustee
Mark has worked in the education sector for over 16 years in various senior roles. Mark started his career in the field of ICT and spent over six years as a Director responsible for ICT services serving 20,000 users across 40+ sites. Since late 2013 Mark has held senior roles in two large Multi Academy Trusts (MATs). For three years, he worked as the Group Director of Operations for one of the largest MATs in the England responsible for the commercial side of the organisation. Since then, Mark has taken up the post of Chief Operating Officer for one of the fastest growing Trust’s in the South East with overall responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership on all matters affecting the Trust and their member academies. Mark is a professional member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM) and a Member of the British Institute for ICT (MBCS).
Stephen Howlett CBE, DL
Stephen has been Chief Executive of Peabody since 2004. Founded in 1862, Peabody is one of London’s oldest and largest social housing charities. The Peabody Group now owns and manages 29,000 homes across the capital, and runs a range of employment and community projects. It has a development pipeline of over 8,000 homes, and has ambitious plans to regenerate Thamesmead in south-east London. Stephen was previously Chief Executive of Amicus, a group of housing associations in London and the South East, and a Director at Notting Hill Housing Trust. Before this he worked for the National Housing Federation and the Housing Corporation. Stephen was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architecture. He was Chair of g15, the group of London’s major housing associations from 2009 to 2011 and served as an adviser to the Mayor's Infrastructure Delivery Board. He has a particular interest in education and skills and has recently completed his term of office as Chair of the Court and Pro Chancellor of the University of Greenwich from which he graduated. He is also a Trustee of Open-City, London's leading architecture education organisation and organiser of Open House London.
Angela was a director at the National Audit Office where she had responsibility for preparing reports to parliament on a range of issues including local government and education. During her career she has also worked as a director and chief executive in the NHS. Angela joined the governing body of Orpington College in 2005 and was the chair for three years until 2011 when the College merged with Bromley College. Angela was the first chair of the merged Bromley College of Further and Higher Education from 1 August 2011 to July 2013.
Caroline worked in retail management and HR, before joining BEC/BTEC/Edexcel, now Pearson, for 31 years in roles including: recruitment allocation, training and management of all moderators; leading on developing BTEC Common Skills competences (precursor to Key Skills); leading on vocational qualification development across all sectors at all levels; managing the organisation’s NVQ portfolio, negotiating with Sector Skills Councils and funding agencies. During that time she also led, managed and developed individuals and teams of all sizes. She undertook process design and monitoring essential to ensure the quality and rigor of the curriculum and any work undertaken with regulators or government bodies.
Sam Parrett OBE
Trustee and CEO
Sam is a Trustee and the CEO of Bromley Educational Trust. She is also Principal and CEO of London South East Colleges following the merger of Bromley College with the former Bexley College and Greenwich Community College in 2016.
Sam was appointed Principal of Bromley College in 2010 and oversaw its first merger with Orpington College in 2011. This consisted of a major transformation to align the college’s curriculum and services to meet the needs of the local community. As a result, academic and financial performance improved dramatically – leading to Bromley College, under Sam’s leadership, being in prime position to head-up the country’s first three-way college merger in August 2016.
In addition Sam is also now the Chair of Bexley-based Skills for Growth – a charity that aims to help young people to progress into or within employment, focusing particularly on those individuals with low prior attainment levels, those that are not engaged in education employment or training (NEET), and young offenders or those leaving care.
Trustee and Vice Chair
(Chair of BTA and BBA Local Governing Body)
Peter worked in further education from 1982. He held teaching and managerial posts at Northwest Kent and Mid Kent Colleges, joining Bromley College in 1999 where he had posts of Head of School, International Business Manager, Director of Teaching and Learning and Head of HE.
Trustee (Chair of New Horizons Federation Local Governing Body)
Corinne is the Chair of Governors at New Horizons Federation in Bexley, which provides services for SEBD pupils and their families in the borough. Her career was as a secondary teacher in Kent, Croydon and Bromley -specialising in creative arts and English -before taking up the Headship of Westwood College, a mixed secondary school in Bexley, in 2003. She retired in 2012 and has been Chair of New Horizons Governors since its inception. Corinne and is committed to the provision of high quality educational opportunities for students with Special Educational Needs
Jo is a Chartered Accountant having commenced her career as an audit professional before specialising in Corporate Finance. She has experience across a wide range of sectors and business models that has given her a strong grounding in evaluating performance, both financial and organisational. Jo’s previous roles include Leverage Finance Director for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group where she led the execution of leverage finance transactions, which included critically reviewing due diligence, presentation to credit committee, and legal documentation. Jo now works in a risk management role within the banking industry, as a Senior Credit Sanctioner which requires her to identify risk and provide genuine challenge. Jo is local to the Bromley area having attended school here as a child and has a very keen interest in the education sector, more specifically special education.
David joined Bromley College 13 years ago, starting as Head of Construction and Engineering before progressing to his current position within London South East Colleges. Before starting his career in Further Education, David worked in construction, serving an apprenticeship as a carpenter before moving into site and project management.
Maxwell is a Chief Internal Auditor. Maxwell has over 15 years of experience in Assurance and Financial Control covering insurance, reinsurance and asset management. He is a chartered accountant, chartered internal auditor and a chartered company secretary. Maxwell has a keen interest in alignment of education with employer requirements.