Trustees and honorary appointees

FETL believes in looking everywhere and elsewhere for knowledge, inspiration and thought leadership for FE and skills. For that reason, our trustees are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and interests relevant to the sector and its challenges and opportunities now and ahead. Together they are ultimately responsible for directing the affairs of FETL.

Ricky McMenemy


Ricky McMenemy is Managing Director of Rules Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in London where, for the last 25 years,... Read full biography

Denise Brown


Denise is Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality at South Essex College of Further Education where she has... Read full biography

Dame Ruth Silver


Dame Ruth is the founding President of the Further Education Trust for Leadership and Co-chairs the Skills Commission.... Read full biography

Caroline Bault

Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and Trustee

Caroline Bault is Managing Partner at CounselRock Partners and is a specialist in hedge fund research and alternative... Read full biography

Jill Westerman

Chair of the FETL Funding Committee

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