People and Offices
Harlaxton College is—to state it simply and directly—one of the finest study-abroad campuses anywhere in the world producing a strong academic program supported by a small but high-effective and dedicated staff who administer and support our various academic and non-academic programs.
Please find below profiles of some of the Harlaxton staff.
The cabinet is the senior management team of Harlaxton College.
With excellent skills both in his trade and as a manager, Chris Meadows leads the "Estates Teams" of Harlaxton Manor. He is direct day-to-day manager of the maintenance team, and he oversees the transport, housekeeping, gardens, and security teams as well. The integration of these service units under Chris as manager has allowed for maximum flexibility and efficiency.
A native of Grantham, Chris attended local schools before undertaking four years of apprenticeship as an electrician. He worked with the East Midlands Electricity Board, then set up his own electrical contracting business and built a strong customer base, including part-time work at Harlaxton Manor. Harlaxton ultimately persuaded him to come full time as maintenance manager, where he has built a superb team of skilled workers, and then to assume responsibility for all estates functions.
Chris lives in Grantham with his wife Carol.
With an MBA from the Nottingham Business School, Professor Welsh has taught a popular introductory course in marketing for the last 14 years. His academic interests include the development and effects of consumerism in higher education, service marketing in general, and Britain's political relationship with Europe. In addition, he serves as the college's Vice Principal, a varied and interesting role which keeps him busy!
Professor Welsh served as Chairman (2012-2015) of the Association of American Study Abroad Programs in the United Kingdom (http://www.aasapuk.org/) and remains on its Executive Committee. AASAP/UK was established in 1991 to represent the 120 or so American study abroad programs in the UK. It provides a forum for program directors and administrative staff to discuss and respond to common issues, in order to meet the needs of the present and anticipate the demands of the future for US study abroad in the UK.
Before Harlaxton College, Professor Welsh began his career in data processing management at a large London based group of Builders Merchants, at a time when computers were only just being introduced into the mainstream business arena. This was an exciting time to be 'in computing' and he has maintained a passion for technology ever since. He continued to develop his career and, via sojourns in operational and financial management, progressed to the financial directorship of a Midlands based retail group.
The business office team provides financial, administrative, and IT support to Harlaxton College and Harlaxton Manor Enterprises Ltd.
IT Support Technician
+44 1476 403025
Anne has worked at Harlaxton College since 2010 after nearly 25 years in UK higher education. She has wide experience of HE administration having worked at Plymouth Polytechnic, De Montfort University in Leicester and finally at the University of Lincoln where she was Deputy Academic Registrar with particular responsibility for student assessments, examinations and academic regulations.
Graduating from the University of Hull with a BA (Hons) in Geography she subsequently studied for a masters’ degree in Human Resource Management; studies that she feels helped significantly in her work within higher education.
In her free time Anne enjoys classical music, playing the oboe and piano and singing with several local choirs. She also has a great interest in gardening and textiles, particularly sewing and making bobbin lace.
Nicola joined Harlaxton College in 2017, having previously worked at Stoke Rochford Hall (a Hotel and Conference Centre) as Head of Finance and Resources.
A graduate of London University, Nicola enjoyed a year studying in Paris as part of her BA Hons degree in French & Latin. Following graduation she started her career as a Stock Market Analyst in London, before eventually choosing to study for a Masters degree in IT.
Having taken time out to raise her daughters, Nicola retrained in accountancy and enjoyed several years working in schools finance both in Surrey and Lincolnshire.
Nicola lives locally and enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
+44 1476 403000
Programs and Events
The Programs and Events team organises and supports various summer programs, summer groups, events (such as weddings and concerts), house tours, and open houses.
Programs and Events Office
+44 1476 403013
The student development team provides social, welfare, recreational, sporting, health and counseling support to our students and summer programs.
+44 1476 403003
+44 1476 403027
Student Development Administrator
Student Development Office
+44 1476 403007
The support services team provides support to all academic and non-academic programs, events, and Harlaxton Manor itself.
Mickey De Vos
House Manager’s Office
+44 1476 403002
+44 1476 403029
+44 1476 403001