Southern Regional College is a College of Further and Higher Education with campuses located in Newry, Portadown, Armagh, Kilkeel, Banbridge and Lurgan.

The Further Education sector is the main provider of professional and technical education and training in Northern Ireland and has a key role to play in raising skill levels in the region.

The Southern Regional College is well placed to provide learners, employers and the local community with a world-class facility to satisfy all their educational needs and to realise its aim in establishing a reputation for outstanding quality in teaching, training and business support, not just within Northern Ireland but nationally and internationally

The Southern Regional College is a Non-Departmental Public Body within the budget responsibility and ambit of the Department for the Economy and is an incorporated body whose legal status derives from the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order.

The Governing Body is supported by a number of committees; including the Staffing Committee, Finance & General Purposes Committee, Education Committee and the Audit Committee.

Andrew Saunders Chair

Brian Doran Chief Executive

Why Southern Regional College is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

Good experience in participating in the scheme for the last number of years.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings


Finance Cttee – Newry 4 x per year

Audit Cttee – Portadown 4 x per year

Staffing Cttee – Banbridge 3 x per year

Education Cttee – Portadown 4 x per year

Governing Body various locations 6 x per year minimum

However, at present, all meetings are currently taking place online.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

As above – all physical meetings are scheduled to take place on Tuesday evenings at 18.30. However, if online they start at 17.30.

Date of Board Meetings (September 2022 – August 2023)

Not yet confirmed

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

Not yet confirmed