Lady Angela Morgan and Alan IrivngWe were delighted to welcome our President, Lady Angela Morgan to our 33rd AGM on 6th February 2017.

In his opening remarks, Chairman Alan Irving commented on the tremendous support that the charity receives from its staff and volunteers as well as the commitment demonstrated by Lady Angela, in attending the meeting every year.

The AGM was a significant one, as it was the last with Gerry Kinsella as Chief Executive and he took the opportunity to share some of his memories as well as reporting on the organisation’s performance during 2015/16.

Key points to note are:

  • The measures put in place to improve Greenbank College’s Ofsted rating, following its Inspection in February 2016 which includes a regularly reviewed Quality Improvement Plan.
  • An increase in Study Programme student numbers from 173 to 233.
  • The organisation made a surplus of £136,320 and is financial sound.
  • Greenbank remains true to its mission as it balances viability, with desirability and resources

Council of Management and members of the charity approved the Trustees Report and Accounts and the following trustees were re-elected: Sandra Hulme, William Shortall and Mark Swift.

Sue Cunningham was elected as a new trustee and she will have a safeguarding remit.

The Chair requested that the minutes should record his thanks to Gerry, prior to his retirement at the end of April, on behalf of the organisation.

Greenbank’s new Chief Executive, Jane Baker was also in attendance prior to her appointment on 24th April.