Suffolk New College Ambassadors

Suffolk New College Ambassadors work alongside our Corporation to promote the educational experience of students, and to enrich the learning experience offered by the College.

The Ambassadors come from business, community or education backgrounds. They are selected for their interest in and an ability to help Suffolk New College and have the knowledge and experience to contribute to the courses offered.

The key outcome is that through their relationship with the College, Ambassadors will provide students with a link to the world of work and help develop their social responsibility.

Ambassadors List:

Creative Arts, Digital & Science Industries

Brendon Noble - Chairman of Biotech/Life Sciences Sector at New Anglia LEP

Clare Flintoff - Executive Principal, ASSET Education Multi-Academy Trust

Ivan Cutting - Artistic Director, Eastern Angles Theatre Company

Mark Murphy - Presenter, BBC Radio Suffolk

Steve Flory - Managing Director, Hudson Signs

Umesh Patel - Chair of Ipswich Hindu Samaj & Pharmacist

Warren Page - Freelance Photographer


Engineering, Construction & Building Technology

Chris Leggett – Director, P11 Consultants

Ian Twinley - Chairman, John Grose

Russell Williams - Chief Executive, Ipswich Borough Council

Tom McGarry – Head of Communications, EDF Energy

English & Maths

Terry Hunt - Former Editor in Chief, Ipswich Star and EADT


Health, Enterprise and Care

Bill Tancred - Former double Olympian & Professor of Sports Studies, Buckinghamshire Chiltern University College

Chris Bushby – Chief Executive, The Big C

Diana Johnson – Individual Banking Manager, Handlesbanken

John Dugmore – CEO, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Nino Severino - Ex Olympic & British No 1 Tennis Player & Coach

Patrick Lewis – Managing Director, Source One Consulting

Paul Winter – Former Chief Executive, Ipswich Building Society

Sue Hall - Managing Director, Maid2Clean

Susan Ball – Director, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP

Terry Baxter - Chief Executive, Inspire Suffolk & Chair of Ipswich Central


Land-based Industries

Stevie Sheppard- General Manager, Jimmy's Farm

Neil Kenyon – NFU Mutual

Richard Lewis – Sterling Suffolk Ltd

Dr Peter Funnell – Director, Oakmere Solutions


Service Industries

Antonio Palladino - Hairdresser & Business Owner

Liz Harsant – Councillor Holywells Ward

Manik Miah - Proprietor, Maharani Indian Restaurant

Sue Adams - Managing Director, Image Beauty Salon

Tanya Hart-Williams, Property

Ugur Vata - Chef/Patron, The Galley Restaurant, Woodbridge