City of Bristol College has announced the appointment of Palvinder Singh as the organisation’s new Principal and Chief Executive. 

Mr Singh, currently Deputy Principal Finance, Planning and Business Development at Kidderminster College, NCG, said he is excited to be joining City of Bristol College at this vital time in the organisation’s development.

“I am delighted to be joining City of Bristol College as the Principal and Chief Executive.  I look forward to working with staff, students as well as Bristol’s business and civic communities to ensure City of Bristol College continues its trajectory in becoming a strong, successful and integral part of the educational landscape of the city.”

Chair of the Corporation, Peter Rilett said: “After a robust recruitment process, I am very pleased with this outcome. Palvinder has a wealth of experience in further education and is well-placed to take on this critical position leading the City’s largest further education college. The Board and I are very confident that Palvinder has the necessary leadership skills to take City of Bristol College onto the next stage of its development.”

Mr Singh who will officially take up his role in June, will undertake a handover process in conjunction with Lee Probert, the outgoing Principal and Chief Executive.

“Lee has been at the helm since 2016, during a crucial period for the organisation, driving forward a number of significant improvements to the college’s quality and financial performance.  He leaves in May, with our best wishes for the work he’s done in his time as Principal and Chief Executive.  We wish him every success as he moves to York College.” added Mr Rilett.

Mr Probert commented: “I am pleased with the outcome of the selection process for my successor. Palvinder will inherit a strong Board, a strategic leadership team focused on the college vision, and over 900 staff committed to delivering the best outcomes for our students, employers and wider city communities.”

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