Executive Team

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In this section, we introduce you to the Executive Leadership Team at City of Glasgow College and outline their key roles and responsibilities.

Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Little Principal and Chief Executive Officer.


  • Chief Executive Officer including the overall strategic planning for the College.
  • Ensuring course portfolio remains relevant and consistent in terms of quality.
  • To oversee pioneering learning and teaching techniques.
  • Sharing best practice and interacting with HFE and business leaders.
  • To ensure good governance and endorse innovation.
  • To work closely with the Board of Management for the benefit of staff, students and partners.

Email: paul.little@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 375 6006.

Dr Sheila Lodge, Depute Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Dr Sheila Lodge Depute Principal and Chief Operating Officer.


  • Executive-level leadership of day to day operations (academic and support).
  • Promoting a culture of inspiration, excellence and innovation.
  • Supporting the Principal in the general management of the college.
  • Deputising for the Principal as required.

Email: sheila.lodge@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 375 6805.

Roy Gardner, Vice Principal Corporate Development and Innovation.

Roy Gardner Vice Principal Corporate Development and Innovation.


  • Assist the Principal in the successful realisation of Our Purpose and Our Way and strategic plans.
  • Executive Leadership responsibility for Corporate Development and Innovation.
  • Lead the College’s provision for International, Commercial and Corporate Development.
  • Champion of change, communication, continuous improvement and empowerment.

Email: roy.gardner@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 375 5208.

Dr Claire Carney, Vice Principal Student Experience

Dr Claire Carney Vice Principal Student Experience.


  • Responsible for the strategic development and inspirational leadership of all aspects of learning and teaching environment and the student experience.
  • Provide strategic leadership and ensure the delivery of student experience is responsive to the needs of the diverse range of learners.
  • Play a pivotal role in the successful realisation of the Board of Management priority for a step change in performance.   
  • Act as a creative leader, operating at all times to support the College values, behaviours and corporate management

Email: claire.carney@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 375 6811.​

John Gribben, Executive Director Human Resources

John Gribben Vice Principal People and Corporate Support.


  • Leadership responsibility for our People and Culture.
  • Play a lead role in establishing a working environment with employee Health, Safety, Welfare and Wellbeing at the heart of what we do.
  • Responsible for ensuring all our employees have access to, and the necessary skills to undertake their role.
  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure our employees continue to support delivery of our strategic plan for the benefit of our students, community and partners.

Email: john.gribben@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 375 5467.