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Caryn Swart

Chief Operating Officer (Interim), Barking & Dagenham College

Caryn joined the College as Director of Information & Planning in June 2011. She became the Executive Director of Business Operations in 2015 and recently took on the role of Chief Operating Officer (on an Interim basis).

Caryn has worked in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining BDC, Caryn worked at a number of London Colleges including City & Islington (Chief Information Officer); CONEL (Head of MIS); Kensington and Chelsea College (Deputy Student Information Manager). Her private sector work includes a few years as an Associate at Goldman Sachs in the Business Operations team. She has been a Governor of the London Fashion Retail Academy since 2011.

Caryn’s academic qualifications include: BA – Law; B Procurationes (LAW); Post graduate Certificate in Education Management