Marion Plant OBE

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Marion Plant is Principal and Chief Executive of a large FE College; North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College in Leicestershire and Warwickshire. She is also Chief Executive of the Midland Academies Trust which sponsors four secondary schools.

Marion has just completed a 3 year term as a non-executive director at the Department for Education and in March 2018 she was awarded the ‘Business Woman of the Year Award’ by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

She serves on several national/ regional bodies including the following: Board member for the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and skills lead, Chair of the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Programme Board, Trustee of the National Society Council (Church of England), Deputy-Chair and Trustee of WorldSkills UK and Member of the Education & Skills Funding Agency Advisory Group."[1]

"Marion Plant, OBE, is Joint Principal of North Warwickshire & Hinckley College and South Leicestershire College and Chief Executive of the newly formed Federation between the two colleges. Marion is a Director of the North Warwickshire & Hinckley College-led Midland Academies Trust, which leads a growing chain of academies, including two Studio Schools, and is an ambassador for the Studio Schools Trust.

"Marion serves on several national and regional bodies, which includes being a Trustee of the Edge Foundation (UK), a Board member of the Church of England Board of Education, and Co-Chair of Faith and Beliefs in FE (fbfe). Marion is also the board member responsible for Skills on the Board of the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and is a member of the Executive Delivery Board for the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership." [2]

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  1. Coventry University Board of Governors, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2019.
  2. People, Midland Academies Trust, accessed March 1, 2016.