Dr Julie Mills was appointed Principal & Chief Executive of Milton Keynes College in January 2011. Julie is an Open University graduate and was awarded a doctorate in 2005 for her academic research into the psychological contract of prison education staff. Julie is passionate about social justice, closing diversity gaps and challenging discrimination. She is Vice-Chair of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, a trustee of Women Leaders UK and on the Board of CultureConnects. Julie is director of MK Dons Sport and Education Trust and represents English Colleges on the FA’s Development Committee. Julie keeps a foot in the world of business, she co-owns an engineering company and is a Board Member of MK Business Leaders Partnership .