Principal and Chief Executive
Tim has been the Principal and Chief Executive at the College since 1998 having been Vice Principal, Head of Faculty and Course Tutor/Manager prior to that. In 2007 Sparsholt College took over the affairs of a Tertiary College in Andover (by way of merger), now renamed Andover College and is one of only a few mergers in Further Education that has been successful over a sustained period.
Tim is a Board member of Landex, its previous chair and also the chair of the Hampshire Principals’ Group, a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and past President of New Forest Show in 2014. Tim is also a Board member of the EM3 LEP.
Tim is a graduate Applied Biologist who worked with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food before training to teach in Further Education.
He is passionate about education and technology and spearheads the College’s Sustainable technology agenda. Tim retires from his post in July 2020, having served 22 years as Principal (by then) and has declared he will keep doing his usual 100%+ for the college, until the day of his retirement, in serving students, the wider learning community, employers and businesses, whilst fully supporting his appointed successor in taking the reins.