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Robin Ghurbhurun

Chief Executive & Principal, Richmond upon Thames College

Robin Ghurbhurun is Chief Executive and Principal of Richmond upon Thames College, an experienced learning and skills leader with 23 years in the Further and Higher Education sector. Robin continues to successfully manage multimillion pound complex skills and training solutions for education and the business community.
Robin started his career in the further education sector in 1994 as a lecturer in computing at Weald College. Since then he has progressed his career in a number of colleges in London, South East England, East Anglia and the North East of England.

Robin specialises in Educational leadership and management, business performance and compliance, creation of industry inspired learning environments, business development, employer engagement, stakeholder partnerships (regional, national and international), curriculum innovation and design, bidding and project compliance, workforce development (CPD), e-learning and enterprise education.

Robin is currently overseeing a major redevelopment of the College site. The site will bring together education, enterprise and the local community to deliver innovative curricular that exploit the latest technologies.

Robin currently holds numerous Non-Executive roles including:

Chair of Governors (St Matthew’s Primary School, Surbiton)
Chair of Association of Colleges Technology Portfolio Group
Director and Trustee of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)
Director and Trustee of The Richmond upon Thames School (RTS)
Director of RUTC Trading Services
Board Member of Association of Colleges London Regional Committee
Committee Member of Richmond upon Thames Chamber of Commerce