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Dr Ian Tunbridge OBE

Member of the Finance & Estates Committee

Dr Ian Tunbridge (OBE) has extensive experience of Higher and Further Education, and particularly of HE in FE, marketing, enterprise and widening participation. Ian is Chair of the Cornwall College Group.

He is Principal Consultant at the HE-FE Partnership Brokerage and was until recently a Teaching Associate at the University of Exeter.

He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External) at the University of West London and was Acting Principal for Reading College in its transition from university to free-standing college status.

Before this, Ian was Executive Director of the Combined Universities in Cornwall, where he led the latest expansion of HE in Cornwall through a collaborative venture between the University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, University College Falmouth, Cornwall College and Truro College. In 2008, Ian was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to education.