Governing Body

Type of Governor

Trust Appointment.

Term of office starts

01/03/2015.

Term of office ends

28/02/2018.

Committee Membership

LGB decided to meet as a whole 6 times per year rather than have a separate committee structure and review this decision later.

Meeting attended in the last academic year

2 out of 3.

Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)

Martin grew Ainscough Crane Hire into the UK’s largest and most successful crane business, prior to its sale in 2007. He is chairman of the Ainscough Group of Companies which invests in and owns a wide range of business interests including property investment, finance and private equity companies. He has set up a Charitable Trust and sits on several boards including the Wigan Forward Board.

Throughout his business life, he has been particularly active in the charitable and local community fields, setting in chain a number of projects. Since retiring from the crane business, he has applied his time and resources with aplomb, significantly increasing the tempo, scale and depth of his charitable activities.

His interest in promoting youth goes beyond traditional avenues of support and was the principal driving force in proposing, designing, building and operating the Wigan Youth Zone, was a major co-funder at £3.8 million and currently chairs the board of directors. This brand-new facility has provided a significant lifeline to thousands of children and young people in the Wigan Borough area, generating a safe environment in which to socialise, undertake vocational development, participate in sport and to interact with qualified youth organisers.

He is also the chairman of the University Technical College Wigan, a new teaching and educational facility which provides vocational training courses, with a particular focus on the renewable energy and food manufacturing industries. Working in close cooperation with the concept’s founder, Lord Baker, Martin has overseen the transformation of the former Rushton Warehouse in Wigan Town Centre into a state-of-the-art academic facility, focussing on the need to prepare young people for meaningful and sustainable employment.

Martin is 63 years old, married to Judith and has 5 children.

He lists his hobbies as work and charity.

Type of Governor & Appointment

Principal.

Term of office starts

01/03/2015.

Term of office ends

Committee Memberships

LGB decided to meet as a whole 6 times per year rather than have a separate committee structure and review this decision later.

Meeting attended in the last academic year

3 out of 3.

Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)

Elaine Delahunt BSc (Hons), NPQH, PGDIp is Vice Principal for Wigan UTC with overall strategic leadership for Teaching & Learning and learner tracking. Prior to this she was an Assistant Head teacher where she provided strategic leadership in curriculum development, quality assurance and closing the gap strategies. She has taught Design & Technology, ICT and Engineering to 11-18 students of all abilities. She has a background in Telecommunications Engineering and spent 10 years early in her working life managing national engineering projects.

She is committed to ensuring students have access to outstanding learning opportunities is a challenge partner reviewer, works as an Associate Tutor for Edge Hill University, supporting the secondary school ITT programmes and is the teacher governor for Wigan UTC.

Type of Governor & Appointment

Appointed.

Term of office starts

01/03/15.

Term of office ends

28/02/18.

Committee Membership

LGB decided to meet as a whole 6 times per year rather than have a separate committee structure and review this decision later.

Meetings attended in the last academic year

2 out of 3.

Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)

Coming soon.

Type of Governor & Appointment

Appointed.

Term of office starts

01/03/15.

Term of office ends

28/02/18.

Committee Membership

LGB decided to meet as a whole 6 times per year rather than have a separate committee structure and review this decision later.

Meetings attended in the last academic year

2 out of 3.

Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)

Coming soon.

Type of Governor & Appointment

Appointed.

Term of office starts

01/03/15.

Term of office ends

28/02/18.

Committee Membership

LGB decided to meet as a whole 6 times per year rather than have a separate committee structure and review this decision later.

Meetings attended in the last academic year

3 out of 3.

Revelant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)

I have lived and worked in Wigan for the last 10 years.

I am the Human Resource Director for Milliken, based here in Wigan. Milliken is a large local employer in the area, employing approximately 350 in the North West of England.

I have been an Employer Governor at the UTC since 2014 and am very pleased to be associated with its work and success.

Type of Governor & Appointment

Appointed.

Term of office starts

01/03/15.

Term of office ends

28/02/18.

Committee Membership

LGB decided to meet as a whole 6 times per year rather than have a separate committee structure and review this decision later.

Meetings attended in the last academic year

2 out of 3.

Revelant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)

Coming soon.