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. Now established in the FE Sector representing the North East Regional Clerks’ Network as Chairman since 2004, as well as participating nationally.

Appointed Chairman of the National Clerks’ Network in 2009. Chaired the 2005 National Clerks’ Conference (2 days). Richard was appointed as Assistant Principal - Registry, Estates & Governor Services on the 17 December 2007 following a management re-structure having been in charge of Registry and Governor Services since 2006.

In February 2011, Richard was 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. Richard is also the Clerk to the Corporation serving the Governing Body and its 12 committees and has been in this role for the past 9 years.