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Loughborough College welcomes new Principal and Chief Executive Jo Maher

Posted: 19th April 2020 - 11:59pm
Loughborough College welcomes new Principal and Chief Executive Jo Maher

Loughborough College is delighted to welcome new Principal and Chief Executive Jo Maher.

Jo steps into the role after more than two years as Principal and Chief Executive at Boston College in Lincolnshire.

It is a return to the town for Jo, who was awarded a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology from Loughborough University and spent nine years as a lecturer and head of department with Loughborough College.

Jo was appointed to the top job at Boston following two years as assistant principal at Reaseheath College in Cheshire. Currently a Youth Commissioner for the Learning and Work Institute and a Trustee of the Skills and Education Group, Jo is also an internationally published academic whose essay on a apprenticeship reform was part of a House of Commons debate

Previously a lead psychologist for World Skills Team UK, Jo is a practitioner psychologist who has worked with athletes from grassroots to Olympic standard and with professional sports teams.

Jo Maher said: “I am honoured and privileged to return to Loughborough College as the new Principal and CEO.  I recognise that as a nation our focus is rightly on health and wellbeing at this time.  I would like to thank all of our staff, students and parents who have supported the move to online learning and adhered to social distancing and would like to pay tribute to our amazing health and social care colleagues.  Loughborough is a strong and stable college and once safe to do so, following all government guidance, I look forward to opening our fantastic campus and welcoming back our returning and new students for a bright future.”

Wendy Coy, Loughborough College Chair of Governors, added: “The Board is thrilled to have Jo Maher join us as our new Chief Executive and Principal.  It is testament to Loughborough College’s standing in the education sector and beyond that we were able to appoint Jo. Her experience, energy and vision make her the ideal person to lead the College, building on its success and ensuring it continues to grow and meet the needs of our learners, community and region. “