OBE for Derby College CEO

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Derby College Group (DCG) chief executive Mandie Stravino has been presented with an OBE by the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle in recognition of her services to education.

Stravino has worked in further education for 27 years and was appointed CEO at DCG in 2012.

She has also held a number of non-executive and governance roles including being appointed to the DfE’s Principals Reference Group; chair of the CBI Regional Council a member of various economic development boards and ASCL’s national Principals’ committee.

She said: “Attending the investiture at Windsor Castle will always be a memorable occasion in my life and it was particularly special to receive the honour from the Princess Royal who I met when she officially opened the Roundhouse College back in 2010.

“I have been extremely humbled to be recognised, particularly  in the company of so many altruistic citizens who have had such a significant positive impact on their communities.”