Angela Foulkes

Title: Private Sector Member

Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 14/08/2020 - 13/11/2025

Additional Information

Angela is currently the Chief Executive and Principal at The Sheffield College which is a major provider of post compulsory education and training in the Sheffield City Region.


Angela is an experienced FE/HE practitioner with an authoritative understanding of the regulatory requirements of both Ofsted and the Office for Students, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, safeguarding, awarding bodies and validating partners.


Angela’s wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in further education include significant knowledge across a broad range of curriculum and student support services. Her previous posts include Vice Principal for Curriculum and Support at The Manchester College, Vice Principal of the Learning, Training and Employment Group, Vice Principal at Barnsley College and Director of Employability and Skills for Life at the College of North East London.


As a Chief Executive, 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 was the regional co-ordinator for the Women’s Leadership Network (Yorkshire and Humber) working to promote gender equality, ensuring parity, fair pay and access to Senior Leadership for Women in the FE sector. 


Her current voluntary appointments include a Board member of the Association of Colleges, member of the Sheffield Safeguarding Partnership Executive Group, member of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Council of Governors, member of the Sheffield UTC Multi Academy Trust, Trustee of the Skills & Education Group and a Governor at Sheffield Hallam University.