Morley’s unpaid but highly committed governors are ultimately responsible for the strategic direction of the College and oversight of how, as a charity, it delivers real benefits to individuals and their communities. Martin’s focus as Clerk to the Governing Body and Company Secretary is on ensuring that, between them, the governors have the skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to carry out this vital but difficult role and provide effective support and challenge to the SLT.
Martin joined the FE sector in 2010 and Morley in 2015, having previously worked for 20 years for the Audit Commission, reporting on management and governance issues affecting the services provided to local communities by councils, the NHS and the police. His wider experience of education governance includes two years as a National Leader of Governance in FE, nine years as Chair of Governors at a large and complex 13-18 secondary school, and work as a School Improvement Partner.
He is a long-serving trustee of Camden-based children’s charity Coram’s Fields and a non-executive director of SAAA, the body that oversees the audit of parish and town councils.