Alan Sherry became Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College on Vesting Day 1 November 2013, having previously held the post of Principal at John Wheatley College in East Glasgow for almost three years. Alan was an original member of staff when that College was established in 1989, the only new FE college opened by the former Strathclyde Regional Council. He first became an Assistant Principal in 1991 and was involved in the development of the Curriculum, the Estate and services to support the learner. Prior to taking up post as Principal, Alan was an Education Scotland Associate Assessor for a number of years. He has been involved actively in a range of national widening participation initiatives over the years and is one of the College Principals’ Group representatives on the Scottish Funding Council Access and Inclusion Committee. In addition, he is a member of the SQA Inclusion Committee. Alan sits on the boards of a number of community based organisations in North East Glasgow including the Glasgow East Arts Company and Bridgeton Community Learning Campus. As chair of West of Scotland Colleges’ Partnership (WoSCOP), Alan works with member colleges to ensure that European Union resources are used to support learners and staff in the college sector. He was elected to the EURASHE board in April 2016 and has participated in a number of seminars hosted by the European Commission on Vocational Education and Training. Alan represents the Glasgow Colleges’ group on the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership Senior Officers’ Executive Group and is a member of the North East Sector Community Planning Partnership Board.