Hartpury College

Meet the Governors

Alfred Morris CBE DL

President Hartpury College

Alfred Morris was Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England in 1997 when the College became an Associate Faculty.

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Mr. Edward Keene

Mr. Edward Keene

Chairman of the Corporation

Edward is a local businessman and manages the family farming business.  Edward is Chair of the UK Blackcurrant Committee and a committee member on the Steering Group for the Orchard Network of Excellence for the cider industry.

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Mr Russell Marchants

Mr. Russell Marchant

Chief Executive and Principal

Russell joined the College in September 2012 as Chief Executive and Principal after having held a similar position for 12 years at a land based college in Scotland.

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Mr. Charlie Whitehouse

Mr. Charlie Whitehouse

Governor

Charlie is a local farmer and business man and has been a member of the Corporation since June 2005.  He was originally elected as a Local Community member of the Corporation representing the National Farmers Union. 

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Mr. Graham van der Lely

Mr. Graham van der Lely

Governor

Graham is a local nurseryman with business interests in both the horticultural and equestrian industries and is a Governor of the University of the West of England where he sits on the Finance Committee. His association with the governance of Hartpury College precedes Incorporation.

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Barbara buck

Mrs. Barbara Buck

Non-executive Governor

Barbara was elected to become a non-executive Governor in September 2015 after being a Staff Governor for the previous seven years.

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Mr David Crawford

Mr. David Crawford

Governor

David became a governor in October 2009. He graduated from Loughborough University and took up a career in education latterly becoming Headmaster of Colston’s School in Bristol. He is a school governor and acts as a mentor to new Heads.

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Mr Chris Moody OBE

Mr Chris Moody OBE

Governor

Chris joined the Board in March 2012. Chris is currently Chief Executive of Landex and was Principal of Moulton College from 1992 to 2011. Moulton College has been Ofsted “Outstanding” and LSIS Beacon since 2004. Chris was awarded the OBE in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List for his services to further education and training.

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Mr. David Seymour

Mr. David Seymour

Governor

David was elected to the Board in October 2010 as a Parent Governor and had a daughter at the College studying Horse Management. David for most of his career has been a journalist. He was Political Editor of Mirror Group Newspapers for 12 years and has also had several books published.

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Governor Ingrid

Ms Ingrid Barker

Governor

Ingrid became a Governor of the College in January 2015 and is Chair of the Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and has worked in senior positions within the NHS for ten years

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Governor Graham

Mr Graham Papenfus

Governor

Graham became a Governor of the College in January 2015 and since graduating from Rhodes University in South Africa has worked predominately in the charitable and educational fundraising fields as well as management training and brand identity.

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John Selby

Dr John Selby

Governor

John became a governor of the College in March 2015 and is now retired after many years working in the university sector latterly as Director of Education and Participation at the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

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