College Principals' Group

The College Principals’ Group (CPG) purpose is:

To deliver strong leadership in partnership to ensure a vibrant and successful college sector for Scotland and to create a credible and confident executive voice for the sector by:

  • developing and influencing key relationships;
  • driving innovations, change and success in the core business of the sector, which is to deliver lifelong learning in the areas of:
    • skills and economy
    • post-16 education
    • inclusion and social mobility


Audrey Cumberford MBE, Chair of College Principals' Group and Principal and Chief Executive, Edinburgh College

Vice Chair

Paul Little, Vice Chair of College Principals' Group and Principal and Chief Executive, City of Glasgow College

Principal Leads for Engagement


Principal Leads

Advanced Learning COVID Recovery Group (CRG)

Liz Connolly, Audrey Cumberford, Simon Hewitt, Paul Little, Lydia Rohmer

Advanced Learning COVID
Recovery Group - Task & Finish Groups

Formal settings (classrooms, labs, workshops etc) - Liz Connolly
Informal settings (accommodation, clubs, bars etc) - Audrey Cumberford, Lydia Rohmer

COVID Expert Advisory Group on Colleges and Universities Jon Vincent
CDN Research Advisory Group of the Research and Enhancement Centre Jackie Galbraith, Chris O'Neil, Ken Thomson

Climate Emergency

Angela Cox, Simon Hewitt

College Sector Strategic Partnership Forum

Angela Cox, Jackie Galbraith, Hugh Hall, Chris O’Neil, Derek Smeall, Ken Thomson

Community Learning & Development (CLD)

Angela Cox


Joanna Campbell, Simon Hewitt

European Union

Neil Cowie, Debbie Murray, Lydia Rohmer, Jon Vincent, Nuala Boyle (Business Development Director Lead), James Thomson (Finance Director’s Lead)

Four Nations Joanna Campbell, Margaret Cook, Audrey Cumberford, Simon Hewitt, Lydia Rohmer, Aileen McKechnie


Joanna Campbell, Margaret Cook

GTCS Council Jon Vincent
GTCS Steering Group Jon Vincent, Neil Cowie
HR Engagement Margaret Cook


Angela Cox, Audrey Cumberford, Lydia Rohmer

Modern Apprenticeships 

Jon Vincent

Mental Health

Jon Vincent

Mental Health - Thriving Learner Advisory Group Jon Vincent

Partnership Action for Continued Employment (PACE) 

Liz Connolly, Angela Cox, Aileen McKechnie

Scenario Planning Group

Liz Connolly, Simon Hewitt

School/College Partnerships

Lydia Rohmer, Ken Thomson

Scottish Funding Council

Jackie Galbraith, Hugh Hall, David Patterson

Scottish Funding Council - Expert Group of the Economic and Social Impact Framework (ESIF) Roddy Henry (Principal Lead), Douglas Dickson (VP Lead), Michael Jeffery (VP Lead), Robin McGregor (VP Lead), Vicki Nairn (VP Lead), Sara Rae (Assistant Principal)

Scottish Qualifications Authority/Awarding Bodies 

Anne Campbell (VP Lead), Julie Grace (VP Lead), Jonny Pearson (VP Lead)

Sector Infrastructure Investment

Joanna Campbell, Liz Connolly, Debbie Murray, Lydia Rohmer, Martin Joyce (Senior Staff Lead), Andy Ross (Senior Staff Lead), Tracy Elliot (Finance Director’s Lead), Alan Williamson (Finance Director’s Lead)

Skills Development Scotland

Liz Connolly, Angela Cox, Debbie Murray

Sport Scotland Engagement Jon Vincent

Student Support Stakeholder Engagement Group

Louise Park, Ayrshire College (College Lead)

Young Person’s Guarantee Implementation Group

Aileen McKechnie, Derek Smeall, Stuart Millar (Business Development Director Lead)


Members’ Area

The Members’ Area contains information for Chairs, Principals, Directors of HR, Directors of Finance, Head of Marketing/Marketing Managers and Board Secretaries. The information in these sections are intended for those issued with log-in details only, it should be treated as confidential and not for wider circulation.