Nicola was appointed as Clerk to the Governing Body at Bridgend College in August 2015 having previously worked as a clerk for a local community council. Nicola is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, qualifying nearly 20 years ago with one of the big four accountancy firms. She also holds a BSc in American Management Science from Swansea University having spent a year studying in Ottawa, Canada. Nicola was born in Bridgend and apart from the time spent at university, has lived here for all of her life.

Nicola is experienced in audit, accountancy, governance and strategic planning and is proud of Bridgend College winning the AoC Beacon award for Leadership and Governance in 2018. Nicola’s passion for governance, together with the true commitment from the members, has seen the Governing Body go from strength to strength.

Nicola is learning to speak Welsh and enjoys keeping fit. On a weekend, you will often find Nicola on the side of a football pitch supporting her two sons.