Capital City College Group (CCCG) today announced that their Chief Executive, Andy Wilson, is to retire from his position this summer, once a successor has been appointed.

Andy was Principal of Westminster Kingsway College for 12 years prior to the creation of Capital City College Group.  He was one of the key architects of CCCG and became founding Group CEO when Westminster Kingsway and City & Islington College merged in 2016. He successfully led the organisation as it expanded when the College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London joined and the Group’s innovative training arm, Capital City College Training, was created to work directly with London’s employers.

Alastair Da Costa, CCCG Chair, said: “The Governors of Capital City College Group are grateful to Andy for all he has done to create the most important FE organisation in London and to lead it as it has become successfully established. It was always part of Andy’s and the Board’s longer-term plan for him to lead the Group until it became fully established, and, following his retirement, for his successor to build on what he has started. We wish Andy a long and happy retirement.”

The Group has begun the process to recruit a new CEO and will be seeking applications in the next few weeks.  Andy will remain in post until his successor is appointed and takes up the position.

Andy Wilson said: “I am proud to have been part of the creation of CCCG and through it to have ensured its member colleges continue to flourish at the heart of further education and training in London. I have been fortunate to work with a tremendous team of managers and governors and thank them for the support they have provided in steering the Group through the first phase of its development.”  However, as we all know, Further Education operates in a fast changing environment and I believe CCCG needs somebody who can make a longer term commitment than I can as it moves through the next phases of its evolution’.