Elaine Bowker

Elaine Bowker

Principal

Elaine Bowker was appointed Principal of The City of Liverpool College on 1st June 2011 and holds the position of Chief Executive of The City of Liverpool College Group.

Elaine’s previous position was Strategic Director at Manchester City Council where she had responsibility for transforming the organisation and creating over £120m savings, as well as driving the target for Apprenticeships within the organisation. Prior to her role at the City Council, Elaine was the Executive Director within the former Learning and Skills Council responsible for Greater Manchester, and previously worked as Director of Area for Greater Merseyside, giving her strong ties to both city regions.

Before joining the LSC, she worked in a variety of FE colleges, from lecturer to senior post holder level.

She currently sits on the boards of Liverpool City Chamber of Commerce, Tate Liverpool and Scottish Power and is a Commissioner on the Liverpool Fairness Commission, as well as a member of the LEP Advisory Council.  She is also a director of the national training provider First4Skills and the shared services business SharEd, as part of The City of Liverpool College group.