Gorleston College chairman steps down

FAREWELL, MARK: Mark Duffield has retired as chairman to the board of governors at East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston, having served in the role for over a decade. He is also retiring as a governor, having originally joined the board in the early 1990s.

Principal Laurie Poulson said: “The college has been blessed to have had someone as dedicated and thoughtful as Mark in this key role of strategic oversight. He has worked tirelessly for the community and its young people for many years and he has been a central element of the success which the college has achieved during his time as chairman. On a personal note, his friendship, wise counsel and support have been invaluable.”

At a dinner at the Pier Hotel in Gorleston, fellow governors and senior staff from the college presented Mark with a painting by his favourite local artist, Geoffrey Chatten. The photo shows Mark, on the right, receiving the gift from Laurie Poulson.

The board have unanimously elected Lorna Anderson to serve as their new chairman. Mrs Anderson is a solicitor based in Gorleston and has been a governor at the college since 2000.

The board is made up of members of the wide community served by the college, who volunteer their senior level experience and skills to help shape the educational character, strategic direction and mission of the college.

The governors give their time, expertise and experience for the benefit of local students.

l If you are interested in becoming a governor at the college, contact Joanne McDonnell, clerk to the board of governors, for more information. Telephone 01493 662234 ext 346, email jmcdonnell@enorf.ac.uk