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.

As an employer, North West Regional College has provided hundreds of jobs across its teaching, support and technical areas. As a supporter of the local economy, it has nurtured local enterprise through expert training and skills development.  

The College has main campuses in Derry-Londonderry, Limavady and Strabane, and supports over 10,000 student enrolments each year, undertaking full-time or part-time study programmes in a range of vocational or non-vocational areas. It has 4 academic departments. These areas are: Science, Technology and Creative Arts; Training and Skills; Health & Sport; and Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Performing Arts.  

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 chaired by Mr Gerard Finnegan. The Governing Body has 3 standing committees reflecting its main areas of work – Audit & Risk, Education and Resources.

Mr Gerard Finnegan Chair

Mr Leo Murphy Chief Executive

Why North West Regional College is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

“We are currently supporting the programme for this year and  it has 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 2021-22 depending on the guidance. 

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Schedule to be finalised yet for 2021-22 

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 2021 – August 2022)

Schedule not yet finalised normally held in the months of;







Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2021 – August 2022)

Schedule not yet finalised for 2021/22.