Celia was appointed as a Governor in July 2009 and has spent her working life in education, including 25 years at Sunderland College (formerly Monkwearmouth College) as Head of Policy and Governance. Celia currently represents Pallion Ward as a Labour Councillor and Cabinet Member, holding the Portfolio for Responsive Services and Customer Care which includes amongst other things, Adult and Community Learning and Community Development.
Celia is a member of the Audit Committee.
“I am an elected member of Sunderland City Council. At the same time I hold the portfolio of Cabinet Member, with responsibility for Responsive Services, Customer Care and Family, Adult and Community Learning. From this, I have a position through the Council, as Governor on both the College and University Boards.”