Dr Kathy Bland
CEO & General Manager
PDoc MBA MEd BSc(Hons) PGDip PCE CQI MQI FRSA DLCC FCMI
Kathy, joined the Team in November 2014, as Chief Executive Officer. She brings with her over 10 years’ experience in industry and commerce, along with over 30 years in further education and has held the Chartered Institute of Quality since 1997.
She has successfully undertaken the lead role on numerous major and high profile national projects sponsored by the English Government, as well as working with Scotland and Northern Ireland government senior officials.
Kathy is happily married and has four wonderful children.
Dr Esther Howard
Principal Al Madinah College
Esther joined the team in August 2015 as the Principal of our Al Madinah College. She is an inspirational female, achieving a PhD in Engineering. Esther has over 40 years’ experience in education including further and vocational leadership roles. She has been leading our College in all of their successes, with some of the highest achievement rates across the Kingdom.
Principal Ar’ar College
Jacqui joined the team in May 2015. Jacqui is Principal of our College in Ar’ar and has led the team in opening the College to the community increasing student numbers and opportunities for females. She brings a wealth of experience from various industries, as well as experience in delivery English Programmes in a number of countries, including UK, Australia and KSA. Jacqui also plays a strategic role in leading our Foundation delivery across all our Colleges.
Principal Sakaka College
Gemma joined the team in August 2016. She comes with over 10 years’ experience in various industries as well as Vocational Training providers in the UK and KSA. Gemma is passionate about successfully developing and leading high performing teams. Gemma also strategically leads the People functions across our Colleges.
Director of Curriculum Innovation
Sonia joined the team in November 2014. Sonia’s passion for providing vocational blended learning curriculum to increase accessibility, flexibility and engagement. This also happens to form the basis for her Doctoral study. She has 20 years in Further & Higher Education, 10 years’ experience in Industry and continues to place the provision of an interactive, fun learning journey for our students at the heart of her working initiatives’ at the heart of everything that we do.
Head of MIS, Exams & IT
Director of Finance
Head of Facilities Management
Yaser Alasadi joined the team in July 2015. Yaser is a Saudi Engineer, holding a degree in Chemical and Energy Engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK. Yaser leads all our internal Facilities Teams and is also currently focussed on a pioneering project for sustainable energy options for our Colleges.