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Apprenticeships Policy Group


  • Alan Pease, Acting Principal, Suffolk New College
  • Anthony Bravo, Principal, Basingstoke College of Technology
  • Anne Haig-Smith, Training and Apprenticeship Director, Activate Apprenticeships
  • Barney Willis, Head of Apprenticeships, Weston College
  • David Malone, Chief Operations Officer, Chesterfield College
  • Gina Steele, Business Improvement Director for Total People, LTE
  • James Norris, Assistant Principal - Commercial Development, Walsall College
  • Jason Lancaster, Director of Institute of Technology & Employer Partnerships, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group
  • Jackie Lanagan, Director of Apprenticeships, East Durham College
  • Jo Withers, Principal (Harrow College), HCUC
  • Judi Hobson,Head of Apprenticeships and Skills Training, West London College
  • Kam Dehal, Vice Principal Business Development, East Surrey College
  • Karen Campbell, Principal of Bedford & Shuttleworth, The Bedford College Group
  • Laraine Moody, Vice Principal Employer Engagement, West Suffolk College
  • Linda Dean, Executive Director B&FC for Business, Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Mark Anderson, Assistant Principal, New College Durham
  • Mark Bennington, Vice Principal Corporate Operations, Kirklees College
  • Matthew Smith, Vice Principal Apprenticeships & Employer Partnerships, Derby College (DCG)
  • Nicki Clarke, Director of Apprenticeships and Commercial Services, Chesterfield College
  • Sarah Stephens-Lewis, Assistant Principal for Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement - Workplace Learning Central, SGS College
  • Sandra Burnhill, Vice Principal, Askham Bryan College
  • Susan Errington, Deputy Principal - Strategic Partnerships, Derwentside College
  • Tracey Wood, Group Assistant Principal Adult Skills and Employer Engagement, The Trafford College Group
  • Yiannis Koursis, CEO, Barnsley College

Dates of meetings

  • 12 October 2022, 2pm-3.30pm, Online
  • 22 February 2023, 11am-12.30pm, Online
  • 07 June 2023, 11am-12.30pm, Online

05 October 2021- 11am-12.30pm, Online

22 February 2022- 11am-12.30pm, Online

07 June 2022-11am-12.30pm, Online- 7 June 2022 Ao C Apprenticeships and Business Development Policy Group Meeting notes

AoC Lead Officer

Teresa Frith, Senior Policy Manager