Dr Julie Mills OBE

Chair of Trustees

Julie was appointed Principal & Chief Executive at the College in 2011. Julie is an Open University graduate and was awarded a doctorate in 2005 for her academic research into the psychological contract of prison education staff. Julie is passionate about closing diversity gaps and challenging discrimination.

She is a trustee of the Milton Keynes Islamic Art and Heritage charity and has been a mentor for the Black Leadership Initiative and the Women’s Leadership Network. Julie is vice chair of the Helena Kennedy Foundation and sits on the University of Bedfordshire’s University Campus Milton Keynes sub-committee. Her business interests include the Board of MK Business Leaders and is co-owner and Director of Border Engineering Limited, an Engineering company based in Luton.

She is also vice-chair of the English College’s Football Association and represents English Colleges on the FA’s Development Committee.

Julie was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday honours in June 2019.