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Meet the staff

This isn't a boot camp, the Military college staff are here to help and support you through your course - take a look at who you will meet while you're on our course.
Regional Operations Manager

Mike Ronan


Mike Ronan joined MPCT as the Regional Operations Manager (South) in October 2015. He joined the Army in 1986 and retired in April 2015 as a Late Entry Major.
Mike specialised as an Instructor and advisor on Infantry Weapons with the Small Arms School Corps in 1994 having transferred from the Royal Irish Rangers. Selected to be a commissioned officer from the ranks, he filled a series of increasingly demanding senior and middle management roles, including; Chief of Staff on operations in Afghanistan, SO2 training at a BMATT in the Czech Republic, Corps Adjutant for the SASC, Officer Commanding at the Infantry Battle School, Training Officer at an Army recruit training college and Exchange Officer with the Australian Defence Force. He deployed overseas to Germany, Canada, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Cyprus, Australia, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Serbia, Kosovo, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
On retirement, Mike took employment as a Senior Consultant, providing training and management consultancy services in the Safety Critical Sector and is also currently serving as the Reserves Training Major with 7 RIFLES.
Mike is married to Nicola and has two children, Louis aged 25 and Daniel aged 21.
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Area Manager

Brian Richardson MBE

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Military Experience

Served 33 years in the Royal Navy as a Physical Training Instructor and a Guided Missile Aimer. Sailed the seven seas by the time he reached 18 years of age, completing a couple of ‘round the world’ trips! Spent the last nine years of service as a Warrant Officer.

"It is an honour to be able to teach ’life skills’ to young men and women, seeing their transformation from school child to adulthood. Watching how they develop in mind and body, knowing that they can achieve, if they choose to accept the challenge of becoming an asset to their community."

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Training Instructor

Jono Hill

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Military Experience

Served in the Royal Marines Commandos for 15 years, in this time qualified as a Royal Marines Sniper, Close Protection Officer and Police Advanced Driver, has served operationally in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Congo, Kosovo, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as completing tours in the Caribbean and South America with the US Marine Corps and US Navy Seals. 

"There is nothing in the world that can compare with seeing a young person develop their life skills and advance onto future employment either on Civi Street or within the Uniformed Public services. Being part of a company that not only provides sound quality employment to fellow servicemen and women and lets them tap into their own unique skill sets and experience in order to give the very best future opportunities to young people."

Skills Champion

Julie Lambert

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Joined the MPCT as an Administrator then Functional Skills Tutor. I was IV for England, Recruiter and now I work across 3 colleges, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton assessing maths and English.

"I feel proud to be working with MPCT because they provide a wonderful platform for young people to progress from. I work with some amazing people who have achieved some amazing things in their life and who are keen to pass on their valuable knowledge and experience to our students. I enjoy working with like minded people that are passionate in supporting and guiding young people onto the right path."