Barking and Dagenham College has appointed a new principal and chief executive.
Mark Robertson has been principal at City of Wolverhampton College since 2013, and will take up his new position on 1 November 2015.
Current principal and CEO, Cathy Walsh, left her role on 31 August 2015. Chief operating officer, Yvonne Kelly, will be acting principal and CEO during September and October, and supported by other members of the executive team.
On stepping down, Walsh said: “It has been an absolute honour and privilege to serve this great college and to have witnessed the achievements that we have collectively secured, through being an aspirational college and delivering high performances. The dedicated and talented staff team continue to make a positive difference to the life chances of all who study with us.”
“I know that under the leadership of Mark Robertson, the college will continue to go from strength to strength.”
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