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Helen Barton

Helen is Director of Strategic Planning at Manchester Metropolitan University having previously worked at the University of Manchester and the University of Central Lancashire.

She has a strong belief in the power of education to transform lives and is keen to support the development of quality education in Greater Manchester and especially in her home town of Rochdale.

Helen was appointed as an Independent Member of the Hopwood Hall College Corporation on 27 August 2015 and her current term of office runs until 26 August 2019. She is a Member of the Corporation’s Standards Committee and is the Lead Governor for Higher Education. Helen also serves as a Parent Governor at Walkden High School.

Her ambition for the College is to provide the best education for the people of Rochdale.