Di Gowland has been appointed as interim Principal of Waltham Forest College. Di has extensive experience working within further education in London and retired from her role as Principal & CEO of Newham College in 2017.

During her time at Newham, Di was credited for leading the college’s transformational journey and a highly successful Ofsted inspection, as well as successfully turning around the organisation’s financial position.

Di Gowland, Interim Principal & Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to be supporting Waltham Forest College, and I look forward to working with the Corporation and staff, whilst the College looks to appoint a permanent successor.”

Paul Butler, Chair of the Corporation, comments: "We selected Di because of her experience in the further education sector and because she brings with her a strong commitment to continuous improvement in quality, serving learners and ensuring they achieve their potential. We are extremely pleased that she has chosen to join Waltham Forest College and we look forward to working with her.”

The Corporation is confident that Di will be able to build on Waltham Forest College’s Ofsted “Good” rating achieved in 2018 and ensure that the College continues to provide our learners with an excellent learning experience.

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