London South East Colleges has appointed a new Chair to lead and support the strategic direction of the organisation.

David Eastgate, the current Vice Chair, is an experienced senior executive and finance professional having previously been Chief Executive and Finance Director at The Hyde Group.

Previously the Chair of London Skills for Growth, David led the charity through the merger with London South East Colleges in 2017 and has been a member of the College's Corporation since this time.

David succeeds Stephen Howlett CBE DL, who has been in post for the last four and a half years. Stephen will remain as Chair of London & South East Education Group - as he continues with his many commitments as a Deputy Lieutenant for London,

Dr Sam Parrett CBE, Group Principal and CEO of London & South East Education Group, says: "We are delighted to welcome David to the role of Chair of London South East Colleges. He has been of huge support to the organisation in his role as Vice Chair and we are grateful for his ongoing commitment.

"I am also extremely pleased that Stephen will be continuing as our Group Board Chair, supporting our wider strategic aims and mission. His dedication to London South East Colleges has been of huge value over the last four years and I would like to thank him for all his hard work - and future contribution.

News Archive