Board of Directors

The following directors were elected to the Board at the Annual General Meeting on 23 October 2019:

Chair: Cllr Sue Waddington

Sue Waddington, BA Hons, M Ed, is a City Councillor and Chair of the Economic Development Scrutiny Commission. She is a former President of the European Association for Adult Education and a member of the Hall of Fame for International Adult Educators. She has worked in adult education as a community organiser,  tutor, lecturer and policy maker.


Secretary: Dr Thomas Swann

Treasurer: Robin Stevenson

Robin graduated with a Geography degree from the University of Wales, Lampeter, many years ago. He has pursued a variety of self-employed tasks over the years including publishing Leicestershire local history books under the Kairos Press imprint. For 20 years he worked part time as the centre co-ordinator at Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square. Having been treasurer to several small organisations his appointment to this post is very much in a caretaker role, pending the appointment of someone with wider financial expertise.

Student Representative Directors:

Sally Birch

Shirley Munden

Other Directors:

Kerry Gray

Tina Holt

Dr Lucy Faire

Lucy is a  founder member of Leicester Vaughan College and has been teaching mature students at university level since 2002.  She taught at the former Vaughan College and in the Vaughan Centre of Lifelong Learning. She is also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University.  Between 2015 and 2020, she was an external examiner for the University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning.  You can read more about Lucy here.