Funding Committee

The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) Funding Committee is a committee of the FETL board. Its role is to award FETL fellowships and grants (funded programmes) and to consider and advise the board on strategy, policy and management in relation to funded programmes.

The committee is made up of a chair and the members listed below.

  • Jill Westerman, Chair of the FETL Funding Committee, Trustee

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    jillJill Westerman is Principal of the Northern College for Residential Adult Education, which is based in Barnsley.

    The college specialises in education for adults with few or no qualifications and was judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted at its last inspection. Jill became its principal in 2007 after joining the college in 1993 as a part-time tutor. She chairs the Institutes for Adult Learning, a group of nine providers of adult education. She has published research on leadership in education and served as chair of FETL until February 2016 when she moved to become independent Chair of the FETL Funding Committee.

    Jill was awarded a CBE in 2010 for services to adult learning.

  • Chris Moody, CEO at Landex

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    Chris Moody has been Chief Executive of Landex since February 2011. Prior to that, he was Principal of Moulton College in Northamptonshire: a post that he held from 1992 until 2011.

    Chris is a graduate of Aston, Bath and Bristol universities and holds a master’s degree in education management. He was appointed an OBE in the 2007 New Year honours list for services to further education and training.

    After a short time in industry he taught, and was then head of a science department and housemaster in a Secondary School before holding posts as Senior Warden, Development Manager and Vice-Principal in Landbased Colleges. He has a particular interest in the application of business principles to the management of colleges.

    He was chair of Landex – ‘Colleges Aspiring to Excellence’ from its formation in 2006 until 2008, having previously been chair of Napaeo, its predecessor organisation.

    Chris is a former member of the boards of the Association of Colleges, Principals’ Professional Council, and EMFEC. He has also served as a council member of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.

    Chris is currently a governor of Hartpury College in Gloucestershire, and a director of the Agrifood Charities Partnership (AFCP). His principal leisure interests are sporting, and now revolve around watching as much rugby and cricket as possible!