City college boss to head new super-college after merge with Northbrook

Northbrook College
Northbrook College

The chief executive of City College Brighton and Hove is to take on the top job at the institution when it merges with Northbrook College, in Worthing.

Nick Juba has been appointed as ‘CEO Designate’ of the new institution set to be called ‘Greater Brighton and Sussex Institute of Arts and Technology’.

Following a two-day recruitment process which included feedback from students, staff and external stakeholders Nick Juba was successful in his application for the role. He will take this on in addition to his responsibilities as CEO of City College, pending the final decision to merge which will be made in December.

Ian Lowrie and Julie Nerney, as Joint Chairs of the Designate Board, said: “The new College is very lucky to have appointed such a talented and visionary leader who is committed to bringing to life the ambitious strategy set out in the case for merger. We look forward to working with Nick in this transitional period in order to put in place strong foundations for the new Metropolitan College.

“While this appointment is for a new organisation, we understand that bringing together two existing organisations will be critical to its success. We are pleased, therefore, to confirm that Nick has requested that Sue Dare, current Principal of Northbrook College, stay on in the new organisation in a temporary transitional role.

“Sue will provide much needed continuity during the initial period and we would like to express our thanks to her for agreeing to take up this role.”

The public consultation on the merger ended on November 17 2016 and the responses, together with other information, will be given full consideration, before the final decision on the merger is announced in December 2016.

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