Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience in the Further Education Sector. Her new role will put her at the head of both KGV 6th Form & Southport College following our highly successful merger in 2018. Michelle will lead the combined organisation in the next stage of its exciting journey, further improving the experience for all of our students and ensuring we are a fantastic place to study and a great place to work.

Ronnie Fell, Chair of the Governing Board, said “We are thrilled to have secured the appointment of Michelle Brabner as the Principal / CEO of KGV and Southport College. Michelle’s vast experience and outstanding leadership skills coupled with her passion for education will ensure that we can deliver our vision of a first rate experience for all our students and employers.”

Michelle Brabner said “I am very excited about this fantastic new opportunity. I am looking forward to building on the excellent teaching and learning already in place, working with staff and students to achieve an outstanding status. It is a privilege to be part of the college of choice for the people of the Southport area.”

Michelle will formally take over the helm at in early 2020, when the current Principal / CEO John Clarke retires after 9 very successful years.

John Clarke, commented “I am very pleased to know that the Board have decided to appoint Michelle Brabner and I am struck by her passion and drive for the sector. Michelle arrives at a very exciting time in the college’s development and will inherit a great team of staff. I wish her every success in her new role.”