Martin Rosner – Chair of the Corporation
Caroline Hands - Vice Chair
Saboohi Famili – CEO and Principal
Joanne Nathan – Staff Member (Support)
Corporation and Committee Meetings
Board Member Profiles
Chair of the Corporation
Martin joined the Epping Forest College Board in September of last year. He wanted to join the Board to put back some of my experience into the community. We have an excellent Board committed to the success of our students and Martin wanted to do his bit to ensure a successful future for the College and the local community as part of the New City College group of Colleges
Vice Chair of Governors
Caroline has worked in Local Government since 2000 and is an ICT Project and Programme Manager. Caroline is the type of person who likes to solve problems and find solutions that have a visible impact and measure and enjoys the variety of work that comes with project management and ICT. In a previous role, Caroline was involved in the preparation for the Olympics and was able to watch the transformation of Stratford into the Olympic Park and see a whole new section of a city being built. In July 2016, she set up her own business in ICT. Caroline’s main interest is writing. She has a contract with a publishing company in the US, and when she is not spending time with family, working on business or the next idea, Caroline is working on a novel. Her first novel was published last year and she was asked to contribute to an anthology of short stories which comes out in autumn 2016, with a second novel due for release early 2017. During her time working in local government, Caroline has had the opportunity to develop a breadth of skills and experience of many things and therefore wanted to do something with all the knowledge and experience that would have a positive impact in Debden and the surrounding community. The role of a Governor appealed to Caroline – she has enjoyed her years in education and although she had not chosen to enter education as a profession it is something she feels passionate about. Caroline registered her interest in becoming a Governor early in 2015 and was soon approached about the opportunity to become a Governor at Epping Forest College; it was an immediate yes from her and she started in September 2015.
CEO and Principal
Joanne works in the HR Department at Epping Forest College and is the Staff Governor (Support) on the Board. Joanne’s previous roles in HR were in investment banking and container shipping. Joanne enjoys getting involved in local community projects such as Highams Park Festival and Keeping The Area Clean Campaign. Joanne gets involved in her sons’ sporting activities and volunteers wherever possible. Joanne’s interests include watching films and reading. Joanne has worked at the College since 2003 and has always been interested in how the College works and felt that being a Governor would increase her knowledge and understanding of the more complex issues that the College has to deal with on a day to day basis.
Tommy has been an Investment Banker since 2004 within Debt Capital Markets. His current role is Head of Nordic Financial Institutions, Financing and Solutions Group at Deutsche Bank. Tommy’s interests include spending time with family as well as various sporting activities such as football and golf. Tommy recently moved to the area and wanted to become involved in the local community. He is very interested in the educational system and joining Epping Forest College as a Governor has given Tommy a greater insight and a chance to assist as best he can.
Diana has over ten years’ experience of managing communications and marketing across the public and charity sector. In addition Diana has worked as a Bank Clerk, PR Officer in an Regeneration Agency and Careers Officer in an FE College and managed a ‘not for profit’ recruitment agency. Diana also has eight years’ experience of working as a Business Studies Lecturer in an inner London FE college. Diana is keen on keeping fit and goes hiking with a group in Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent and also goes to the gym regularly. Diana is also a trustee of a disability charity and a welfare rights charity. Diana joined Epping Forest College’s Board of Governors as she wanted to use her FE College experience and managerial experience. She also wanted to do a volunteer role of a strategic educational nature and felt that she had the skills and educational background to do this.