Jatinder Sharma OBE is Principal and CEO of Walsall College.  A qualified accountant and highly experienced leader, he has held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sector.


In addition to his role at Walsall College, Jatinder is a board member of the Association of Colleges, director of Black Country Colleges Ltd, a board member of Collab Group and a board member of Walsall Economic Board. He is also a member of College West Midlands, the West Midlands Combined Authority Digital Skills Partnership Board, the FE and Skills Stakeholder Reference Group for Ofsted, the Department for Education’s FE Reference Group, and of Walsall Proud Partnership. Jatinder also serves as representative for Black Country Colleges on the Black Country LEP board.


Jatinder was awarded an OBE in the 2015 New Year Honours in recognition of his services to Further Education.


Appointed 2022