The Governors

TEC Partnership Corporation was established under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 for the purpose of conducting its business.

TEC Partnership is an exempt charity under Part 3 of the Charities Act 2011

In the delivery of its mission TEC Partnership uses brand names and trading styles in the public domain and includes, but not limited to the TEC Partnership, these include The Grimsby Institute, University Centre Grimsby, Career 6, The Academy Grimsby, Skegness TEC, Scarborough TEC, East Riding College (ERC), Modal Training and NET (National Employer Training).

Corporation Membership (up to 20 members quorum 8)

AUDIT Committee


CURRICULUM & QUALITY Oversight Committee

Note: The following three Skills & Employment Advisory Groups (with 10 members each) will report to the Curriculum & Quality Committee: Hull & East Yorkshire; Greater Lincolnshire; York & North Yorkshire.



Chair of the Skills and Employment Advisory Group

The current Governor list is correct as of March 2024

Andrew Lindley

Andrew’s background is in law and the gambling industry; qualified as a lawyer in 1999 he worked in private practice and as a General Counsel in industry before moving into business management in the late noughties. Andrew served as CEO of a number of gambling / tech companies, from start-ups to Plc’s, between 2012 and 2022 as well as holding non-executive positions on both public and private boards across the same period. Andrew retains some interests in the technology sector but is focused on serving the promotion of the region in semi-retirement.

Ann Hardy

My name is Ann Hardy and as the Chief Executive Officer of TEC Partnership I am a member of the Corporation. I have spent over thirty years working in Further Education in a range of institutions and I firmly believe that the further education sector is transformational. I know this to be the case as I am a product of the sector and through it I have completed a wide range of qualifications that have gotten me to my current position. Over the course of my career, I have championed provision for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and I continue to do this in my current role. The TEC Partnership covers a wide area, serving a number of coastal and rural communities, and it is my aim to provide to those communities the same educational opportunities that I had.

Audra Oldridge

I attended Grimsby College when I left school before going working in an account’s office and having my family. Outside of work I spend time with my grandchildren and enjoy walking, reading, and exercising. I have worked at TEC Partnership for 22 years and seen a lot of changes within the education sector and have gained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the sector works along with the challenges that it brings. As a governor I want to bring my knowledge and understanding and help ensure the continued success of the TEC Partnership.

Guy Lonsdale

Guy is the Assistant Director - Finance at North East Lincolnshire Council. He is a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Prior to joining the Council, he held managerial positions with KPMG and the Audit Commission providing assurance and audit services to a wide range of organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors. As a result he brings a wide range of financial, technical and managerial knowledge and experience to the Board. Guy lives in Cleethorpes and is passionate about the role that education can play in growing and supporting economic growth and prosperity in the area.

Heather Pepper

As a Registered Nurse with the prestigious title of Queens Nurse. I Live in Doncaster, work in Hull and everywhere in between, I am committed to supporting the local community and enhancing education for all. Working across all health care settings primarily in acute care and undertaking roles such as Lead Practice Nurse for a successful medical centre in Scunthorpe. In 2017 I transitioned to higher education to assist in leading the first wave of Nursing Associates as well as enhancing professional standards and opportunities for nurses. Being a governor and safeguarding lead provides students and the community with reassurance that strategic processes and decisions are questioned and challenged at every level and that students, partners and the community are at the heart of every decision.

James Brooks

James is the Group Chief Executive of Lincoln Students' Union and has worked in the SU sector for over twenty years. James’ has been in this role since 2012 and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the multi-award winning Charity that fosters a vibrant and engaged student community through a diverse range of opportunities. James champions the continuous development of staff, opportunities, and processes to best support students’ varying interests and needs. James has extensive experience in governance, managing multiple large budgets, staff development and building effective professional relationships. James is an avid fan of Formula 1 and musicals and resides in North Lincolnshire with his wife and (slightly spoiled) cat.

Julie Berriff

Julie Berriff, was educated in Newcastle which is my home town.I hold a degree in Economics and a Masters in Cultural Management. I have worked in marketing for over 20 years, working both nationally and internationally and am a proud fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.I’ve held leadership roles in some fantastic organisations and now work in the technology and security industry. I’m currently based in very rural North Yorkshire and commute to our UK office on the South Coast and head office in Slovakia regularly.Outside of work I enjoy all things fitness and wellbeing, whilst spending time with my family and 2 miniature dachshunds.I took the role of governor as I wanted to expand my knowledge and experience in a different industry and hopefully make a positive contribution.

Liz Parry

Hailing originally from the Shetland Isles, Liz came to Grimsby, established successful businesses, and has been active in the region, continually volunteering and dedicating time to support the local community and charities.Owner of the Abby’s Group – including Abby’s Bistro and Wine Bar, PAL Bar and Kitchen, and The Curious Cat, which are all based in Grimsby, Liz originally joined as a governor on the board for Grimsby Institute.Liz is currently Chair of the Search and Governance Committee, for the TEC Partnership, and is passionate about improving opportunities for those who live in the area.Liz has many achievements, including the regional Business Person of the Year for North Lincolnshire, and the first female President of the Cleethorpes Rotary Club, and her priority when not volunteering for others, is spending time with family and friends.

Dr Olukayode Adetokun Adegbembo (Kai) MBE

I retired from the Police Service after 30 years of public service having attained the rank of Chief Inspector. I continue to contribute to development in the police service by coaching and mentoring officers and staff still in the service. I am the Vice Chair of the Corporation of TEC Partnership a further education institution in the North of England. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Lincoln.I am trained to carry out equality impact of organisational changes and advise on how to mitigate the impact. I have a postgraduate degree in Law and lecture on project management and strategic thinking. I am a qualified football coach. I am married and have one son.

Paul Barker

My working background is in the Maritime sector, as a seasoned executive and advisor with a global career footprint across the Ports, Supply Chain & Logistics, Infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. My interest in becoming a governor was driven by a desire to see Education in all its forms and Industry collaborate in a much more dynamic way. Throughout my career, I have held a number of Non-Exec positions in a range of organisations.

Robin Atkinson

Robin is an experienced company director. He is presently Group Operations Director at Paneltex Ltd, based in Hull, operating over the UK and with a strong export business. For almost all of his working life he has lived and worked in both Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. He has expertise in automotive manufacturing, aerospace and in packaging businesses and has led the design and set-up of factories, the introduction of new products and the adoption of improvement systems.Inspired by his own experiences and that of his family and friends, he is passionate about education and of life-long-learning, seeing this as pivotal in the success of people. He is dedicated to the region and its people through the organisations that he has worked with. Robin joined the Board of Governors in March 2024. He offers his experience, expertise and contacts to assist TEC Partnership‘s ongoing development.

Sharon Green

Sharon grew up in Lincolnshire and after graduating with she returned to work for several years in the food industry before commencing her academic career. She was awarded a Principal Fellowship in 2019 and a National Teaching Fellowship in 2023. Prior to joining the University of Lincoln, Sharon held senior technical roles within the food industry.Sharon is a Professor of Vocational Education and Skills Development and is passionate about raising aspirations to transform peoples’ lives and becoming a Governor at TEC Partnership felt a natural progression after being a Governor at an Academy School for 5 years.Sharon represents the University on the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Council’s Employment and Skills panel, Lincolnshire Institute of Technologies board and several other skills related employer groups. She continues to live in South Lincolnshire and is married with 2 grown up children.

Contacting the Governors/Corporation

Agendas, reports and minutes considered at meetings of the Corporation and its committees, the register of member' interests and the TEC partnerships financial regulations and procedures are also held by the Director of Governance and maybe inspected by mutual agreement.
If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact Antonia Praud, Director of Governance
Director of Governance, The TEC Partnership, Nuns Corner, Grimsby, NE Lincolnshire, DN34 5BQ.
Antonia Praud [email protected]