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Chelmsford College Welcomes New Principal David Warnes
Chelmsford College is looking forward to welcoming David Warnes as its new Principal and CEO in October 2022.
David has worked in the Further Education sector for over 25 years, starting as a Business Studies Lecturer at Richmond College. Sixteen years later and after a brief stint working on the Education programme for the London 2012 Olympics, he left to work as Business Development Director at East Surrey College, managing apprenticeships and commercial courses. He became Vice-Principal at what is now London South East College with oversight of Higher Education, Apprenticeships and programmes for young people. David has been Deputy Principal at West London College for the last four years, leading on strategy, communications and partnerships. In his spare time David is a keen gardener, film buff and has been known to dabble in a bit of amateur theatre.
David Warnes says: "As a graduate from Anglia Ruskin University it will be thrilling to be back in Chelmsford after all these years, helping to shape the lives of the next generation. I am looking forward to working with such a dedicated team of professionals and building on Andy’s achievements. This is an exciting next chapter at Chelmsford College and I feel privileged to be part of that journey."
David’s appointment marks a new era for Chelmsford College, as we approach our 60th year and embark on a new five year strategy, to align with emerging priorities - to become sustainable, grow income and focus even more towards delivering the skills and training needed by today’s learners for tomorrow’s employers.
Current College Principal, Andy Sparks says: "It’s an exciting time for the College and only fitting that a new Principal has the opportunity to be involved from the start, to formulate and take ownership of our new plan to grow the College."
Chair of Governors, Amanda Montague says: "We are looking forward to David joining us and taking the College forward on its journey. Our ambitious 5 year plan will be challenging and I know that David is excited at the prospect of driving the plan and delivering a curriculum to meet business needs and enable learners to achieve their aspirations."