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Birmingham Metropolitan College is governed by a Corporation consisting of members drawn from the community and operating in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Governance laid down by Parliament for all Further Education institutions in England. Membership also includes staff and students.

The Corporation meets at least once every term and in addition there are committees for Audit, Finance, Academic Standards & Quality Development, Governance and Search, and Remuneration Committee. All committees report their recommendations to the full Corporation for approval.

Members are appointed for up to four years but may be re-appointed for further terms. All appointments and re-appointments (other than Staff and Student Members) are considered by the Governance and Search Committee which makes recommendations to the Corporation. The composition of the Corporation needs to reflect the particular skills necessary for the effective discharge of its responsibilities and vacancies are filled through recommendations or public advertisement.

Those appointed to the Corporation (other than the College Principal) receive no payment for their services although they may claim the cost of travel or other out of pocket expenses for attendance at meetings.

All governors declare their standing interests, and these can be viewed upon request to the Company Secretary at

Message from Steve Hollis, Chair of the Corporation

As the Chairman of the Corporation of Birmingham Metropolitan College, it is my honour to serve our regional communities by ensuring we deliver the very best choice and quality of educational provision available, to meet the economic needs of both individuals and the UK economy.

I am personally committed to ensuring the college plays a central role in ensuring the city, and its wider regions, are at the forefront of economic investment leading to job creation. The development of a highly skilled workforce is central to achieving this and, as such, I hope my chairmanship of the Corporation of Birmingham Metropolitan College will contribute to the future success of the West Midlands.

Find out more about the Chair and Members of the Corporation