Maggie Galliers CBE
Chair of Board
Maggie Galliers is Chair of the Learning and Work Institute Board. Maggie is also Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council at Buckinghamshire New University and is also a member of the Further Education Advisory Panel for the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for higher and further education.
She served for sixteen years as Principal of two further education colleges, Henley College Coventry and then Leicester College, and was elected President of the Association of Colleges in 2012/13. A strong advocate for lifelong learning and inclusion, she has been chair of the Learning and Work Institute since its formation.
Maggie has extensive experience at Board level nationally and locally. This includes having been a member of Ofqual Board, the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) Quality Assessment Committee, the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) Board, the National Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the LSC’s Young People’s Learning Committee, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Teaching Quality and Student Experience Committee and the Teaching Excellence Framework Review Advisory Group.
She has also carried out varied assignments in colleges as a National Leader in Governance for the FE sector, was chair of City College Coventry leading up to a merger in 2017, chair of NIACE, a member of the Council of the Open University and Vice Chair of the Learning Without Limits Academy Trust. Currently she is a member of the Board of NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety.
Maggie was appointed CBE for services to local and national further education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours’ List 2009. In 2013 she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Education by the University of Bedfordshire for “her outstanding contribution to further education and support for access and progression to higher education.”