Four new faces join the board at West Suffolk College

Sarah Howard MBE ANL-151127-110509001
Sarah Howard MBE ANL-151127-110509001

Four new faces have joined the board of governors at West Suffolk College.

Sarah Healey-Pearce, Sarah Howard, MBE, Karen Points and Joe Winter have all strengthened the college’s hand.

Chairman Richard Carter said: “West Suffolk College is very fortunate to have attracted three outstanding women on to its board of governors.

“In their different ways they bring a wide range of skills, experience and contacts to us and will play an important part in ensuring that the college continues to be successful for the many thousands of people who study and work here, setting the future direction and supporting Dr Nikos Savvas, our principal, and his team.”

Mrs Healey-Pearce is an executive director at chartered accountants Knights Lowe where she began her career after leaving university 20 years ago, and is also secretary of Bury Abbey Rotary Club and treasurer of St Edmunds Trust.

Mrs Healey-Pearce said: “I am really passionate about our community and would like to be a small part of helping young people achieve future goals and ambitions.”

Sarah Howard, MBE, is the president of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and sales director of Sarand Ltd, a software consultancy in Haverhill.

Mrs Howard said: “My great interest is in providing skills and employment opportunities for young people and bringing education and business closer together.”

Karen Points is the head of HR, legal and domestic services at St Edmundsbury Borough Council and is also the council’s representative on the board of the Theatre Royal.

Adding to the board is new staff governor Joe Winter who is a business development advisor.

Mr Winter joined West Suffolk College six years ago as an HR apprentice and worked his way up to his current position where he develops new business throughout Suffolk and the region.