Gillian Miller who is currently Regional Director (North East) for Association of Colleges (AoC) - a membership organisation which promotes, supports and represents colleges in England.

Prior to this Gillian was Regional Director for the Learning and Skills Council and then the Skills Funding Agency in the North East. Before joining the LSC on is formation in 2001, Gillian was Head of Economic Development at North Tyneside Council, as well as having held various other posts in the public, private and higher education sectors.

Gillian is a trustee of Beamish Museum and also a non executive director of the Wise Group, a Glasgow-based social enterprise. Gillian, who lives in Sunderland, was educated at Bede School (now the site of Sunderland College) and also at Jesus College, Cambridge where she obtained a masters degree in economics.