Staff Governors

Our staff governors use their knowledge of the College, its staff and students to make valuable contributions to College governance and strategy.

Catherine Durr
Catherine Durr

Staff Governor

Tom Rowe
Tom Rowe

Staff Governor

Tom was appointed to the Corporation as a staff governor in November 2021, having been employed by the College since March 2017. He has an integral part within the Schools Liaison Team, supporting school leavers in realising their full potential, by helping them take the next step towards their future. Through building strong relationships with partner high schools, Tom provides their pupils with an opportunity to discover the amazing opportunities and courses available at Southport College and KGV Sixth Form. This provides Tom with a unique insight into the Colleges’ status within local schools and the communities they serve. Tom extends his knowledge and support of the town’s community by regularly attending a local church and as a playing member at Southport Rugby Club.

Become a Governor

At Southport College we have an active board of governors who play an important role in the ongoing development of the College. Governors are from the local and wider community with a range of skills, knowledge and experience to help the College take forward its strategic objectives. We value and promote equality and diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and, when a vacancy arises, appointments are made on merit, also taking account of the need to fill any identified skills gaps. Any person wishing to become a Governor should write to Lisa Farnhill, Clerk to the Corporation for further information and an application pack:

Lisa Farnhill
Clerk to the Corporation
Southport College
Mornington Road

Meet our Governors


The College’s Governors are led by Chair of the Corporation, Vice Chair and Principal. They are supported by a number of independent governors, staff governors and a parent governor.

Independent Governors

The individuals who serve as independents on the board of governors are from a diverse range of backgrounds and use their skills and experiences to play a vital role in the development of the College.

Parent Governor

Our parent governor plays an important role in the development of the College bringing his understanding, skills and experience to help drive the College forwards and meet its strategic objectives.