Leeds College of Building announces new Principal and CEO

Nikki Davis has been named as the next Principal and CEO at Leeds College of Building.

She will be the first woman to hold the post in the 60-year history of the institution, which is one of 13 partners in Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY). 

Nikki is currently the College’s Vice Principal for Teaching, Learning and Quality. She will take up the position on 1 August 2022. Incumbent Principal and CEO Derek Whitehead, who also sits on GHWY’s Board, will continue in the role until the end of the current academic year to oversee the transition period.

Nikki has previously worked as Vice Principal (Technical and Professional) and Assistant Principal (Employer Engagement) at York College, Head of Department at Kirklees College, and Programme Manager at Leeds City College.

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