Board of Governors

The Governing Board

Welbeck, The Defence Sixth Form College is a Ministry of Defence institution which is operated as a sixth-form college on their behalf by the Minerva Consortium through a Public Private Partnership contract -  Pearson TQ is the contractor responsible to Minerva for the provision of all education services and Interserve Defence Limited (IDL) is responsible to Minerva for the soft services and for the maintenance of the fabric and facilities of the College; the Defence Academy is the responsible body on behalf of the MOD.

The Governing Board, working within the remit of the Governors’ Charter, includes amongst others, representative senior Armed Forces personnel, civilian representatives (including education specialists), individuals with technical and industrial experience, and representatives of Minerva. The Board acts in an advisory capacity, rather than as an executive body, on best practice for the delivery of the education and pastoral services.  Full meetings of the  Governing Board take place each term and in addition there are termly meetings of the Curriculum and  Pastoral Sub-Committees.

The Board of Governors

Major General A M Roe


Maj Gen David Eastman MBE

Vice Chair

Mr P Sykes

Deputy Vice Chair


​Captain S Shaughnessy 

Royal Navy Governor

Brigadier A Potts

Army Governor

Commander S Blackburn


Air Commodore A Burns

RAF Governor

Mr D Byrne

Civilian Governor

Mrs C Doulala-Rigby

Civilian Governor

Professor A Hodge

Civilian Governor

Mr J Otter

Defence Equipment and Support Governor

Mrs C Jones

Civilian Governor

Mr M Leader

Pearson TQ Governor

Miss A Lyon

Civilian Governor

Dr R Mitchell

Civilian Governor


Ms J Biddles

Civilian Governor

Mr G Quaife

Minerva Governor

Colonel C Woodbridge-Lewin

Old Welbexian Association Governor


Mr H Blackett



Lieutenant Commander Diccon Booth




The Chair of the Governing Board can be contacted c/o:

The Secretary to the Board of Governors
Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Entry Scheme (DTOEES)
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Marlborough Hall
Tel No: 01793 785443