Pair take on new WCG leaderships roles - The Evesham Observer

Pair take on new WCG leaderships roles

Evesham Editorial 15th Oct, 2022   0

AN INTERNATIONAL business leader and nationally-acclaimed Chamber of Commerce chief executive have been appointed to two key roles at WCG.

Anna Daroy, who lives in Worcestershire, has been appointed to chair the Corporation Board and Louise Bennett OBE, also Worcestershire based, has been appointed as president for college group WCG – which includes six colleges including Evesham College and Pershore College.

Anna will be following in the footsteps of Peter Manford, whose term of office ended after 14 years’ service to the college group. Peter was chair during challenging times including the last two years of the pandemic.

For more than 30 years, she has worked in both the private and public sector, leading organisations and industries through complex and transformational challenges, and is currently a council member of the UK Rural Policy Group.




“I’m very excited to have taken this new role and it is an honour to follow Peter Manford, who has done fantastic work for the college group during his time as chair,” she said.

Louise Bennett was awarded an OBE for her services to enterprise and led Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce as its chief executive for nearly 20 years – a role which has seen her work closely with WCG.


“Our colleges underpin the economy, they are the foundations of everything businesses do – supporting innovation, creativity and much more,” she said.

“I’m flattered to have been appointed into such a unique role and will be working in partnership with the board and senior leadership team to support the group’s strategic goals and enhance its reputation with Government and national decision makers.”

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