Chair of Callywith College awarded OBE at Windsor Castle

The Chair of Callywith College and former Principal of Truro and Penwith College, David Walrond, has been presented with an OBE by The Princess Royal at Windsor Castle for his services to further education and skills in Cornwall.

David’s work was recognised in the Queens New Year’s Honours List in January 2021.  He has worked in further education for nearly 40 years and other recent roles in Cornwall include serving as a Director of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and on the Truro Town Deal Board. He also established the Cornwall Teaching School and is a Founder Member of TPAT (Truro and Penwith Academy Trust) which supports pre-16 education in schools across Cornwall. 

David said: “It was a very memorable occasion.  The Princess Royal recalled her visit to open the redeveloped Penwith campus over a decade ago and she was appreciative of the fact that similar outstanding opportunities had been made accessible to many more learners through the opening of Callywith College at Bodmin.”

He added: “I think everyone understands that awards such as this really recognise whole college communities and their remarkable work. It was a great pleasure to be able to accept the honour on their behalf.”