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We are delighted to announce that Shelagh Legrave, Principal and Chief Executive at Chichester College Group, has been elected as chair of the Collab Group board. Shelagh has been a director on the Collab Group’s Board since 2014.
Shelagh has been a director of on the group’s board since 2014, and takes the helm as chair at an exciting time for the Collab Group following a strategic refresh of the organisation.

The Collab Group brings together large UK colleges and college groups, who aim to transform the UK economy by delivering high-quality technical and professional education and Shelagh will play a vital role in helping the group to deliver its strategic objectives.

Shelagh, a qualified accountant, has been Chief Executive of the Chichester College Group since 2017, having previously served as Principal and Chief Executive of Chichester College from 2010. She originally joined the college in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer.

We are delighted that Shelagh has taken up the role as chair and we look forward to working together in close collaboration.

Shelagh Legrave said: “I am honoured and proud to be the new chair of the Collab Group, and I am excited by the challenges that lie ahead. I believe the UK is absolutely dependent on FE (Further Education) to provide the vocational skills we need to drive the country forward, this is even more apparent with prospect of Brexit looming on the horizon.

It’s important that we are working together to ensure we, as colleges, are giving our young people what they need to make their mark on industry. I look forward to continuing to work with the Collab Group to achieve our goals by driving forward the delivery of high quality education.”

Ian Pretty, CEO of Collab Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Shelagh as chair of the Collab Group board. She brings with her many skills that will help Collab Group to grow and allow us to build on our success. I look forward to working closely with her on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

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