Janet Meenaghan

Principal and Chief Executive, New College Stamford

Janet Meenaghan joined New College Stamford as Principal and Chief Executive in September 2015. The College is one of the largest employers in Stamford with over 370 members of staff, 4,000 students, and £17m annual turnover. It takes pride in delivering excellent standards of education, a highly supportive learning environment for its students and responsiveness to local education and training needs.

Janet’s career has spanned 32 years, mostly in post-16 further education (FE), with nine years as a university lecturer and two years with the Learning and Skills Council in a strategic regional role. As a teacher and manager she has developed, delivered and managed many different education courses, including degrees and masters programmes, A levels, apprenticeships, NVQs, community learning, vocational skills training, and research projects. Janet has a particular interest in organisation culture and the role of inspirational leadership in driving positive change.

She is a passionate advocate for education and has always valued the breadth of provision offered by FE and the opportunities this provides for learners from all backgrounds.