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Chamberlayne College for the Arts
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SO19 9JF
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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.
Area Manager

Mike Emery


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Lead Instructor

Simon Wooller

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Training Instructor

Ryan Potter

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Military Experience

I Joined the British Army and served with the Royal Engineers from 1996 to 2001, during my service I was mainly based in Germany and completed one tour of Kosovo. My Job role included driving HGV vehicles delivering equipment across Europe, after 3 and a half years I qualified as a physical training instructor to help maintain my regiments' fitness.

"I am now delighted to be part of MPCT. With my experiences both in the Military and in the Prison Service I can help people with all different backgrounds to understand our Education and Employability Skills Qualification which will lead them into their chosen career. I look forward to working with you soon."

Skills Champion

Janice Betteridge

My experience comes from working with the Prince's Trust Team Programme and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, where I worked as a Deputy Team Leader, Skills Tutor and Assessor for over a decade.
I'm excited to be a part of MPCT and to working with some inspirational staff and young people.  I look forward to seeing the learners develop and progress on to their chosen career path.