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Governance and Management

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Board of Governors

Newbold’s Board of Governors oversee the operations of the College through the approval of policies, strategies, and activities that advance Seventh-day Adventist higher education within the Trans-European Division (TED).

Members of the Board of Governors come from Unions within the TED, and include Union Presidents, Division staff, and lay members that create a Board with a variety of competences, ethnicities and a gender-balance. Through this combination of skills the Board is able to address the College’s strategic and performance-related needs, acting in its best interests, while taking account of the wider context of the TED.

The full Board of Governors meet twice a year in conjunction with the TED spring and winter meetings.

Executive Committee of the College Board of Governors

The function of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors is to act on behalf of the full Board to make decisions on regular operational matters. It reports to the Board of Governors.

The Executive Committee meet more regularly than the full Board and comprises members of the full Board who are relatively local to the College and TED offices. This allows for more regular meetings, and decisions made at these meetings are presented via the minutes of the Executive to the full Board twice yearly.

The Executive Committee meet around six times per year, between the dates of the scheduled full Board meetings.

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Board of Governors

Raafat Kamal Trans-European Division President (Chair)
Dr John Baildam Newbold College of Higher Education Principal (Secretary)
Dr Daniel Duda Trans-European Division Education Director
Ian Sweeney British Union Conference President (Vice-Chair)
Audrey Andersson Trans-European Division Executive Secretary
Nenad Jepuranovic Trans-European Division Treasurer/CFO
Rob de Raad Netherlands Union Conference President
Aimo Helminen Finland Union of Churches Conference President
Ryszard Jankowski Polish Union Conference President
Patrick Johnson Trans-European Division Prayer Ministries Director
Bobby Sjolader Swedish Union of Churches Conference President
Victor Marley Norwegian Union Conference President
Thomas Müller Danish Union of Churches Conference President
Drago Mojzes Adriatic Union Conference President
Ivo Käsk Baltic Union Conference President
Tamas Ocsai Hungarian Union Conference President
Dragan Grujicic South-East European Union Conference
Emmanuel Osei South England Conference President
Gina Abbequaye British Union Conference Education Director
Styrkår Dramstad Tyrifjord Junior College Principal (Norway)
Sophia Nicholls South England Conference Disability Ministries Coordinator
Isabel Moraes Lay Member
Claudette Comerasamy Lay Member
Ingalill Gimbler Berglund Lay Member
Ian Redfern Lay Member
Judy Clements Lay Member


Data Protection

We value your trust.

The College hold and process a student’s personal data for a variety of reasons, for example, to keep records, provide support to students and to also track individual academic development. We hold financial data to invoice students correctly and record payments; academic information so we can monitor progression and provide the appropriate teaching support and opportunities. Any further data we hold is in order to help and support our students, as well as fulfil our legal obligations.

We also collect and process personal data of prospective students in order to support academic suitability for admission and enable a smooth and transparent admissions process.

Newbold College of Higher Education takes the security and integrity of all the personal data it holds very seriously. Our systems are secure, and do not release information about students to any third parties outside the College unless we have a legal obligation to do so. We do not release information about students to family members or fee payers without the consent of the individual student, except in very serious emergency situations.

The handling of personal data is controlled by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated legislation.