Making lives better, building careers and supporting communities…North West Regional College (NWRC) has been at the heart of life in the North West of Northern Ireland for more than 100 years.   Across the passing of time it has stood as an important institution renowned for delivering an extensive range of learning and career opportunities to thousands of learners.

North West Regional College (NWRC) is the main provider of professional and technical education and training in the North West region with the main campuses located in Derry~Londonderry (Strand Road and Springtown), two campuses at Limavady (Main Street and Greystone) and a campus at Strabane. NWRC operates across two district councils, namely Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) and Causeway Coasts and Glens Council (CCG). The industry standard learning and teaching facilities on our campuses provide aspirational and realistic environments for learning and we continue to be well placed to take on the challenge of enhancing the skills set of the population of the city and region. NWRC is particularly focused on enhancing the skills of those most impacted by COVID 19 by providing mentoring and bespoke offerings to meet the needs of businesses, learners in employment and those returning to employment to help revive the economy as well as helping people of all ages to compete in what will be a tougher labour market during and following COVID.

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic oversight of the College. It consists of members who are mostly drawn from the business and industrial community thus reflecting the primary role of the College to provide training and support for the economic base of the region. In addition the Governing Body has representatives elected by the College staff and students. All members have been appointed by the Minister of the Department for the Economy. The Governing Body is currently chaired by our Vice Chair Mr G Killeen. The Governing Body has 3 standing committees reflecting its main areas of work – Audit & Risk, Education and Resources.

Gavin Killeen Vice Chair acting in the capacity of Chair

Mr Leo Murphy Chief Executive

Why North West Regional College is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

We have been  supporting the programme for many years and it has mainly proved  to be beneficial to both the Board and the apprentice

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Currently due to the COVID pandemic all meetings are held remotely, this may change for the next academic year 2022-23 depending on the guidance.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Schedule to be finalised yet for 2022-23 

Board meetings 6 meeting a year – starting time 1700

Committee meetings – 4 per year – various starting times all commence before 5.00pm.

Date of Board Meetings (September 2022 – August 2023)


Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2022 – August 2023)