Introduction - Governing Body & its Role

The Henley College’s governing body is The Henley College Corporation.  The Governors are volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds across the College’s community.

The current Chair of Governors is Peter le Conte, who is supported by two Vice-Chairs: John Aspinall and Simon White.

The Corporation meets regularly and is administered and advised by the Corporation Secretary, Jacky Gearey jgea@henleycol.ac.uk, who is independent of College management and has access to independent professional advice.

The Corporation’s statutory responsibilities are:

(a) determine and review the college’s educational character, mission, vision and values;

(b) approving the college’s quality strategy;

(c) oversee the effective and efficient use of resources, safeguard the solvency of the college;

(d) approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;

(e) appoint, appraise and determine the pay and conditions of senior post holders and set a framework for the pay and conditions of all other staff;

(g) other corporate responsibilities in law, e.g. safeguarding, health & safety.

The Corporation’s role is strategic and it does not involve itself in the day to day management of the college – this is the responsibility of the Principal.