Angela Foulkes CBE

Angela Foulkes CBE

Member of the Academic Assurance Committee


Angela is currently the Chief Executive and Principal at The Sheffield College which is a major provider of post compulsory education and training in the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.

She is an experienced FE/HE practitioner with an authoritative understanding of the regulatory requirements of both Ofsted and the Office for Students, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, safeguarding, awarding bodies and validating partners.

Angela’s wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in further education include significant knowledge across a broad range of curriculum and student support services. Her previous posts include Vice Principal for Curriculum and Support at The Manchester College, Vice Principal at Barnsley College and Director of Employability and Skills for Life at the College of North East London.

As a Chief Executive, Angela is a member of the National Patrons Network whose goal is to help the National Centre for Diversity create culture change in UK workplaces. She was the regional co-ordinator for the Women’s Leadership Network (Yorkshire and Humber) working to promote gender equality, ensuring parity, fair pay and access to Senior Leadership for Women in the FE sector.

Her current voluntary appointments include: Board member of the Association of Colleges, Director of the Collab Group, Member and Trustee of the Sheffield UTC Academy Trust, member of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Council of Governors and SYMCA LEP Board member.

Angela is a Member of the Academic Assurance Committee.

Period of office: March 2020 – July 2024

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