John is responsible for the College offer of “life-shaped learning” developed by the University. This includes CU Coventry, CU Scarborough and CU London. John has extensive expertise in further and higher education, curriculum design, educational leadership and business administration and joined the University in 2011. Prior to that he held senior posts at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University), was Principal of Harrogate College in North Yorkshire and held a number of other posts in the further education sector. John is currently a Trustee of OCN London, a former council member for the Association of College Managers, and has been a governor and chair of governors in two schools.