Photograph of Angela Cox

Angela Cox is the Principal & Chief Executive of Borders College with over 26 years of experience in the further and higher education sector in Scotland and England.

Angela started her career in the Leisure & Tourism Sector after studying an HND at the then College of Commerce of Glasgow. Angela went on to achieve a BA Hons Degree in Post Compulsory Education from Southampton University, Post Graduate Leadership Certificate from the University of Warwick and an MBA from the Open University. 

With a passion for providing life changing opportunities through education and equipping people with the skills and knowledge to be global citizens, Angela is committed to creating a fairer and more inclusive society through a progressive and green economy.   

In her current and previous roles, Angela has led a number of large and small scale innovation projects which have enabled the transformation of the organisations she has led and worked with including employers and communities.           

As chair of the Borders Learning & Skills Partnership she plays an active role in the Scottish Borders Council Community Planning Partnership and the South of Scotland Regional Economic Partnership.   

As Vice- Chair of the Edinburgh & South East City Regional Deal Education Group, Angela is also a member of the Regional Enterprise Council and Elected Members Oversight Committee.

Angela is currently a member of the Careers Review Board and college principal representative for Climate Emergency.