Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

Principal

Tim has been the Principal 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 Tertiary College
in Andover, now renamed Andover College. Tim is the Chair of Landex, the chair of the Hampshire Principals’ Group, an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies and President of New Forest Show 2014.

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.

Suzanne Grant

Suzanne Grant

Deputy Principal Corporate

Suzanne has been a member of the senior team at Sparsholt for eight years, heading up Management Information, Information Technology, Admissions, Higher Education, Commercial Services, Apprenticeships and Work Placement Teams. Suzanne has a detailed understanding of college funding arrangements and writes all bids and funding applications for the college. Suzanne’s exceptional bid successes have led to an impressive level of capital investment throughout the college estate during her time with us. Her passion for driving the college forward has led to modernisation of many college operating systems and ways of working.

She holds a degree in Sociology and Industrial Relations from Southampton University and a Masters in Industrial Relations from Warwick University.

Suzanne is passionate about her work and is inspired by the real difference that our staff and our students make.

Julie Milburn

Julie Milburn

Deputy Principal Curriculum

Julie Milburn has an extensive work history with over 20 years experience in further and higher education. She has previously worked as Vice Principal at Farnborough College of Technology, covering both FE and HE, and has been Head of School of Applied Health Sciences at Farnborough. Before then she was at Newbury College and prior to that at East Durham & Houghall College.

Julie has a background in Sports Science and possesses great qualities such as being a good listener, a people person and is committed to learning and safeguarding.

Stephen Horrobin

Stephen Horrobin

Director of Finance

Stephen joined us in February 2015 and is responsible for heading up the Finance function at Sparsholt College.

Stephen is a Chartered Management Accountant and has previously undertaken senior roles within both the commercial and not for profit sector including  Oxford University, O2 and Inchcape.  His main focus is on ensuring that the College’s resources are appropriately managed, and that they are directed as much as possible into enhancing the student experience e.g. by streamlining administrative processes.