A new executive director of finance has been appointed at The Sheffield College.

Martin Harrison started the permanent post on June 1st, 2021, after being interim executive director of finance at the College since January 2021.

Martin has 19 years’ experience in the further education, training and skills sector. This includes finance roles at Barnsley College and New College Nottingham and being principal of Dearne Valley College.

Prior to joining The Sheffield College, Martin was interim finance director at Salford City Colleges Group.

Before moving into further education, Martin worked in finance roles in the NHS, at Sheffield Hallam University and overseas in Zambia.

Martin said: “Further education colleges are at the heart of a skills led economic recovery. I feel very proud to join The Sheffield College as it continues to transform lives through learning and equip students with the skills to go further in their careers.”

Angela Foulkes, chief executive and principal, The Sheffield College, added: “Martin has a strong track record in finance and the further education sector.

“In line with the College’s strategic priorities, Martin will focus on our longer term funding plans and enhance our finance systems and processes. I am delighted that he has joined The Sheffield College.”