Wes Johnson

Wes Johnson

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Wes Johnson joined Myerscough College as Principal and Chief Executive in September 2023 following over 6 years as Principal and Chief Executive of Lancaster and Morecambe College. He is also the Chair of The Lancashire Colleges.

Wes has 25 years’ experience in education, with 11 years as a senior leader in both general and specialist further and higher education institutions across the north of England.

Previous roles have seen Wes lead and deliver education in many settings, from serving disparate rural populations in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Northumberland to disadvantaged urban communities in areas of Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Bradford. As a former teacher trainer and curriculum specialist, Wes has a passion for high impact teaching and learning underpinning the positive influence colleges have in raising aspiration, life chances and the economic wellbeing of individuals, businesses and wider communities.

Wes firmly believes in the importance of employer led technical education and became a Director of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce in 2018, a role he held until 2023.

Balancing employer led provision with the College’s anchor role in its community, Wes has high expectations as to the inclusivity and accessibility of the College. Wes demonstrates an unerring commitment to social justice and aspiration for all.