Fiona joined LSBU in September 2019 and leads on the Group’s compulsory and further education portfolio, Fiona is the Executive Principal for South Bank Colleges and CEO of the South Bank Academy Trust and leads the Institute for Professional Technology which is home to the LSBU Group apprenticeship offer.
South Bank Colleges includes Lambeth College at Clapham and Brixton and the new London South Bank Technical College which is opening in Vauxhall in September 2022. The South Bank Academy Trust include South Bank University Academy in Walworth and the South Bank University Technical College at Brixton. The Institute for Professional and Technical Education is housed at the Passmore Centre in Southwark.
With a background in further education Fiona has extensive experience in leading A level provision, 14-19 year old offer and adult education in further education and through school and university partnerships. Fiona was drawn to the innovative group model established by LSBU because of the enhanced opportunities our family of education institutions can provide for students through partnership working. Fiona is proud of LSBUs unique group approach that meets the needs of those living and working in south London and provides a real opportunity to increase access to opportunity through the career pathways we have developed.
Fiona’s research interest lie in professional education and training and the vital role this plays in supporting students of all ages and educational experiences to access lifelong learning.
Fiona is a Trustee for Laser Awarding Body and chairs the Quality Committee.
Fiona sits on a number of boards and committees linked to education and employment in south London including Lambeth Skills and Employment Board, Lambeth Made, Lambeth Children’s Partnership and Southwark Skills Partnership.