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

Dame Ruth Silver DBE


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

Chris Moody


Chris has been Chief Executive of Landex ‘Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence’ since February 2011.

Denise Brown


Denise is Principal and Chief Executive of Stoke on Trent College where she is refocusing the organisation on its core... Read full biography

Emily Tofield


Emily Tofield is the Director of Communications and Information Services at the Ministry of Justice. She is also a... Read full biography

Jill Westerman

Trustee and Vice-Chair

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