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Yvonne Kelly

Ms Yvonne Kelly

Ms Yvonne Kelly


Yvonne has been the Principal and CEO of Barking & Dagenham College since 2016, offering vocational, technical and professional education and training, from entry to level 7 to prepare young people and adults for further training, work or university. The College is diverse and inclusive, reflecting the local community of Barking and Dagenham both in terms of its student population, staff and leadership and governance team.

The College is the lead partner of the East London Institute of Technology, one of 20 in the country. In partnership with higher education and employers, the IoT focuses on delivering advanced and higher technical education and training in Engineering & Manufacturing, Digital and Construction sectors. The College is also one of 20 colleges engaged in the World Skills Excellence Programme.

Yvonne takes an active role as a trustee on the CITB, Creative and Cultural Skills and Care City; an advisor on the Pearson FE Reference Group and a member of the Green Skills Taskforce.


Yvonne is a strong advocate of equality, diversity and inclusion and is passionate about ensuring young people and adults, particularly the most disadvantaged, have access to opportunities to transform their lives. Yvonne is a member of the WorldSkills UK Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Futures Youth Zone.



Education CommitteeJanuary 2022 - December 2024Member
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