Michelle Pearse is the Vice Chair of Governors, having joined the Governing Body in 2013.

She has worked for the NDA since 2005, and has been the Quality Manager since 2010.  She also leads and manages the team of 20 administration staff across the NDA’s five offices, ensuring the organisation has the right level and amount of support across all functions and projects.

Michelle has worked in a variety of industries; manufacturing and automotive design, research and development, and the nuclear sector since moving to Cumbria in 1999.

She is on the Steering Group of the Nuclear Sector Special Interest Group for the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and is the placement lead and supervisor for the NVQ Business Administration Apprentices who have been through on the NDA’s scheme managed by Energus.

Michelle is actively involved in all aspects of the Academy, as Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Premises Health and Safety Committee, member of Student Personal Development and Welfare, and the Finance and General Purposes Committee. She is also the link governor for Modern Foreign Languages and More Able students.