Angela Foulkes

Title: Private Sector Member

Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 14/08/2020 - 13/11/2025

Additional Information

Angela is the Chief Executive and Principal of The Sheffield College.


Angela is an experienced further and higher education practitioner with an excellent understanding of the regulatory requirements of both Ofsted and the Office for Students, safeguarding, awarding bodies, and validating partners.


Angela’s wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in further education includes significant knowledge across a broad range of curriculum and student support services gained in over 30 years in the sector and at colleges in London, the South East, the North West and South Yorkshire.


A former teacher, Angela has held posts at all levels in curriculum structures including Director of Skills and Employability, Assistant Principal Pastoral and Support, Vice Principal Students, Vice Principal Curriculum and Support and Group Director for Safeguarding and EDI.


Angela is a Member of the National Patrons Network whose goal is to help the National Centre for Diversity create culture change in UK workplaces. She is a Member of The Sheffield UTC Academy Trust, a Board Director at the Association of Colleges, Chair of the Sheffield Skills and Employability Board, Co-Chair of the South Yorkshire Skills Advisory Board, and a Governor at Sheffield Hallam University, among other civic roles.


Angela lives in Sheffield, enjoys cycling, running, gigs and the theatre.