GARRY PHILLIPS has joined Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College as its new principal and chief executive. He takes over from interim principal Elaine McMahon.

Mr Phillips, who has worked in further education for 20 years, joins the from New College, Telford, and has previously worked in five other colleges across the country.

"The college is known for being innovative, responsive and highly supportive of students through highly professional and committed staff,” he said.

“ Despite high youth unemployment, the time is right for the college to seek and develop a truly 'two-way street', using the flexibility provided by government to respond to employers' needs, and to ensure students leave the College ready for work.”