Governing Body Membership


Mr Richard Atkinson

Mr Richard Atkinson

Clerk to the Corporation

Joined Middlesbrough College in May 2002, having returned to the public sector. Previously worked for the South Tees Acute Hospital NHS Trust (1992-1997) and also in the packaging industry (1997-2002) in a range of administration, management and sales roles.

Graduated from Aston University in 1992 with a first class honours degree in Managerial and Administrative Studies.

Richard was appointed as Assistant Principal - Registry, Estates & Governor Services in 2007 following a management re-structure having been in charge of Registry and Governor Services since 2006. Previous to 2006, Richard was a full-time Clerk to the Corporation.

In February 2011, Richard was then appointed as Assistant Principal - Marketing, Communication, Registry and Admissions & Clerk. Responsibilities now include marketing, public relations, data, management information, enrolment, risk management, complaints and Freedom of Information.

In October 2012, Richard’s portfolio changed to include Human Resources and Clerk to the Corporation and this is the current role.

Richard has been the Clerk to the Corporation serving the Governing Body and its 12 committees since 2002 and currently serves on the Senior Leadership Team and College Management Team.

Richard has been an active member of the National Clerks Network having been the Chair for three years (2009 – 2012) and continues to be an active member of the North East Clerks Network since 2002 (Chair 2006 to 2012 and Co-Chair since 2014).