Hadlow Rural Community

Nicola Dean


Nicola spend 23 years in industry working for global brands such as BAE Systems before making a career change into education. She recently joined Canterbury Christ Church University from London South East Colleges group, where she was Associate Dean of Higher Education, to manage the university’s strategic partnerships. She leads on developing partner relationships and higher education portfolios across London and the south east.


As part of her role, she has forged close relationships with the Hadlow Group, which led to an invitation to become a governor of Hadlow Rural Community School earlier this year, in order to not only provide a higher education input into the school, but also to forge closer links with the university.