For over thirty years Elaine has worked in the further education sector both in Britain and the USA. Over the last seventeen years she has worked as a College Chief Executive and Principal, developing and motivating colleagues to work as teams in order to achieve collective goals.
Her first role as Principal/CEO was at Salford College where a major change recovery plan was successfully implemented. During her tenure as Principal/CEO of Hull College the College grew substantially, incorporated three Colleges and a Training Provider; secured an Ofsted overall ‘Outstanding’ rating and a Category ‘A’ financial rating.
She is passionate about the ability of FE to have a positive socio-economic impact and to widen participation through partnership working.
Since 2013, she has taken on a number of job roles including acting as an Interim Principal/CEO in a number of Colleges of Further Education.