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10th December 2018

Dafydd Williams has been appointed as the new Chair of Corporation at Hull College Group.

The Corporation is responsible for the strategic direction of the group and is made up of governors from a wide variety of backgrounds, including staff and student representatives.

Dafydd will take on the role in January alongside his current position as Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications for Associated British Ports (ABP) in the Humber.

A former leader of City of York Council, Dafydd also has a wealth of political experience having previously worked for MPs and Ministers in Whitehall. Prior to joining ABP, Dafydd was Head of Corporate Affairs for Yorkshire Water and has also worked for public relations agencies working for a number of big name retail and construction brands throughout the UK.

Chris Fenwick, Vice Chair of the Corporation, welcomed Dafydd’s appointment.

“We are delighted that Dafydd is joining us,” he said. “We welcome his leadership at this exciting time for the group as we continue on our journey to develop our colleges to offer our staff and learners the best experience possible.

“On behalf of the Corporation, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Becky Oughtibridge for the excellent contribution she has made as our outgoing Chair.”