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Senior Management Team

Ensuring our students are given every opportunity to succeed.

Our Senior Management Team are driving a new strategy of career-focused learning at the College. Meaning we are focussing on getting all our students to their chosen career, whether that is when they leave us or after Higher Education. 

We want all our students to have the competitive when they leave us which is why we have introduced Professional Development Days and College Companies into our curriculum which has been designed alongside Universities and Employers. 

So, here they are:

Dan Pearson

I have worked in education for the past 20 years’ with the last decade of my experience being in senior leadership roles. I gained my Strategic Leadership qualification from the University of Oxford, and I pride myself on my creative and innovative approach to driving improvement in educational quality and outcomes.

As well as being Principal & CEO at USP College I am also the Chairman of the Federation of Essex Colleges (FEDEC).

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Principal & CEO

Steven Hendy

As the Chief Operating Officer at USP College I am responsible for the management of the College finances and estate, including driving forward the strategic financial targets. I am a fully qualified Accountant with over 25 years’ experience within the education sector and have a professional membership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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Chief Operating Officer

John Revill

I have worked within the education sector for over 28 years with a variety of roles including, teaching from Entry Level 3 all the way up to Degree and Senior Management roles. I am also the Chair of Governors at the Deanes School, Vice Chair for Glenwood Special School and represent the College at a number of local economic, development boards and school forums. For the past 12 years I have been in a Senior Management role responsible for, School Liaison, Higher Educations, Foundation Learning, MIS, Registry & Exams, IT, Careers and Work Experience focusing on the Colleges Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy.

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Vice Principal Partnerships, Funding & Business Planning

Clare White

Having spent a number of years working within the London financial corporate world before I entered the education sector 15 years’ ago. I gained my Preparing for CEO qualification at the University of Oxford Business School in 2018. As Vice Principal of Corporate and Student Services. I am the strategic lead for Student Services, Human Resources, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Marketing & Communications. Using my Project Management skills I ensure organisation and structure throughout the College.

Alongside my role at USP College I also chair the Federation of Essex College’s (FEDEC) CPD Group.

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Vice Principal Student & Corporate Services

Jon Briggs

A former Palmer’s College student – I now have 13 years’ experience working within Further Education. After leaving Palmer’s as a student I graduated from Loughborough University with a Degree in Sport Science before returning to the College to be a Sports Teacher. Since I have progressed to leadership roles and am now the Professional lead and a keen advocate for the new Career-Focused Learning Strategy, implanting College Companies, Student CPD Days and Work Experience. I regularly meet with other Colleges as part of the Cenbase Vice Principal’s group where we share innovative approaches to improving both quality and curriculum.

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Director of Curriculum & Campus Operations - Seevic Campus

Sandip Charlton

I qualified from university with a Law Degree and took a gap year before continuing with my legal studies. During this year I volunteered with young people and this is when my decision to work with young people was solidified. I experience first-hand some of the hardships young people face including berries to social mobility. I qualified as a teacher and have now worked in education for the last 15 years teaching A-Levels and improving quality. I understand the personal challenges faced by some students and I strive to make ethical student centred decisions based on integrity.

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Director of Curriculum & Campus Operations - Palmer's Campus

To contact a member of staff, please use the email address provided below or alternatively phone 01268 756 111.

Name Position Email
Dan Pearson

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

dan.pearson@uspcollege.ac.uk
Steven Hendy

Chief Operating Officer

steven.hendy@uspcollege.ac.uk
John Revill

Vice Principal (Partnerships, Funding & Business Planning)

john.revill@uspcollege.ac.uk
Clare White

Vice Principal (Student & Corporate Services)

clare.white@uspcollege.ac.uk
Jon Briggs

Director of Curriculum & Campus Operations - Seevic Campus

jonathan.briggs@uspcollege.ac.uk
Sandip Charlton

Director of Curriculum & Campus Operations - Palmer's

sandip.charlton@uspcollege.ac.uk