Diane Dimond

Interim Principal and CEO

Diane is an experienced FE Principal and CEO. She was Principal and CEO of Petroc until 2019, and under her leadership Petroc successfully topped the FE Week NICDEX index of FE Colleges. Since retiring from Petroc, Diane has undertaken a number of senior leadership interim and consultancy roles, including as Interim Principal & CEO at Richmond-upon-Thames College.

Following a successful accountancy career in the private sector, Diane retrained as a maths teacher and joined the FE sector in 1997 as a programme manager and lecturer on a range of HE and business courses. She has held executive and non-executive Board roles in Further Education, schools, social housing, the private sector and at the Heart of the South West LEP. Diane has also worked for the FEFC and the Learning and Skills Council.

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