Christine Braddock

Principal and Chief Executive of Birmingham Metropolitan College

Christine has nearly 20 years’ experience in senior leadership of FE colleges and is currently principal and chief executive of Birmingham Metropolitan College.

During her ten years as a principal, Christine has managed major change, including  restructuring and relocating into a £40 million new building in the centre of Birmingham which is now viewed as a benchmark for new colleges. It won the RIBA and LSC Further Education Design Award for 2008.

Before moving into FE leadership, Christine worked as a senior adviser for the Home Office, managing and coordinating education policy and provision in 43 Midland prison establishments, in collaboration with local authorities and FE providers.

She worked at Dudley College as deputy principal prior to which she ran the faculty of art and design, community and special education needs where she gained experience of developing successful international links between the world of education and business.  She also has experience of lecturing, youth work and running her own business.

She is also former president of Birmingham & Solihull Chamber of Commerce and a council member on the CBI – West Midlands.

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