A Leicester graduate, Carole Thorogood qualified as a solicitor in 1983. A property lawyer for the first 14 years of her career at a national law firm, she joined Freeths LLP in 1997 to assist with the running of the company’s HR department. Now the company's HR Director she heads up a team of HR professionals responsible for 950 staff in 13 locations across the country. She is particularly interested in the development and motivation of young people, and sits as a member of the Education and Training Committee of the Law Society in London. Carole is also Chair of Nottingham College, one of the largest FE Colleges’ in England. Carole joined Council in 2013 and is a member of the University’s Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee.