Following an extensive search, the Capital City College Group (CCCG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Roy O’Shaughnessy as its new Chief Executive. Roy will start his new role early in the autumn term. The Group’s current Chief Executive Andy Wilson is retiring, but will stay on until Roy starts, to facilitate a smooth handover.
Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Shaw Trust – a national charity committed to helping transform the lives of young people and adults – Roy brings to CCCG a wealth of high-level experience across a range of sectors. Shaw Trust provides specialist services to help young people and adults gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. He has been The Shaw Trust’s CEO for the past six years, helping the charity to grow and diversify into a £250 million organisation with over 3,500 staff.
Roy O’Shaughnessy said: “I am excited to be joining one of the UK’s largest college groups and look forward to meeting staff across the Group and its colleges. I am sad to be leaving Shaw Trust after a decade, but pleased that I leave it in great shape and on track to achieve its ambition of helping transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year by 2022.”
Alastair Da Costa, Chair of the Capital City College Group, said: “Roy was the outstanding candidate during our extensive selection process. He has great leadership presence, is values-driven and has an ambitious and visionary sense of how CCCG should develop its ambition.”
“It is an exciting time for CCCG, its staff, students and many stakeholders. We have a record number of learners and a renewed focus on upskilling London’s workforce for the post-Brexit era – something we are perfectly placed to do. I would like to thank our current CEO, Andy Wilson, for his role in leading the Group through its first two years. Roy has the experience and desire to continue to move the Group forward and the Governors and I are looking forward to working with him.”
Andy Wilson, the outgoing Chief Executive of the Capital City College Group said: “I am tremendously proud of all the CCCG senior team, staff and Governors have done to create London’s leading college Group and look forward to passing it in to such capable hands when Roy takes over the CEO role in September.”