The goal of the Ambassador Group is to provide expert, cross sector input to inform our executive and board. It provides advice and feedback across all key work streams and initiatives and it supports dissemination of key messages to networks of stakeholders.

Ambassador group

  • Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, BCC 
  • Alina Dimofte, Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google 
  • Angela Joyce, Group Principal & Chief Executive, Warwickshire College Group 
  • Anne Spackman, CEO, Career Ready
  • Anthony Harte, Senior Vice President, BAML 
  • Carl Ward, Vice President, ASCL
  • Charlotte Hill, CEO, Step Up To Serve
  • Chris Kirk, Director of Product and Service DigitalMe, City & Guilds
  • Conrad Bird, Director, GB Campain, Civil Service 
  • David Hughes, CEO, AOC
  • David Picton, Chief Sustainability Officer, Carillion 
  • Denise Bertuchi, Assistant National Officer, UNISON 
  • Eleanor Stringer, Head of Programmes, EEF
  • Gary Woodman, CEO, Worcestershire LEP 
  • Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse 
  • Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive, Engineering UK 
  • James Turner, Deputy Chief Executive, EEF
  • James Westhead, Executive Director, Teach First
  • Jan Ellis, Chief Executive, CDI
  • Jo Lappin, Chief Executive, Cumbria LEP
  • Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine
  • Laura-Jane Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Employment UK 
  • Lesley Davies, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, The Trafford College 
  • Lucy Heller, CEO, ARK
  • Martin Whiteley, Cheif Executive, Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority
  • Martyn Oliver, CEO, Outwood Grange
  • Dame Mary Marsh
  • Matt Lent, Chief Executive, Future First
  • Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, CBI 
  • Melanie Richards, Vice Chair, KPMG
  • Michael Mercieca, CEO, Young Enterprise
  • Mike Cherry, National Chairman, FSB
  • Mike Parker, Director, School Northeast
  • Neil Bentley, CEO, World Skills
  • Neil Carberry, Director for People & Skills, CBI 
  • Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Office for Students 
  • Paul Whiteman, General Secretary, NAHT
  • Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD
  • Rachael Saunders, Education Director, BITC
  • Ralph Pickles, Director, Outwood Grange
  • Richard Hardie, Senior Adviser, UBS
  • Roger Marsh, Chairman, Leeds City Region LEP
  • Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer, Cabinet Officer
  • Russell Hobby, CEO, Teach First
  • Sandra Kelly, Head of Education, Whitbread 
  • Sarah Churchman, UK Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing PwC
  • Sherry Coutu, CEO, Founders4Schools
  • Stephen Catchpole, CEO, South East Midlands LEP 
  • Steve Stewart, Executive Director, Careers England
  • Steven George, Head of Press & Campaigns, NAHT
  • Tom Ravenscroft, Founder& CEO, Enabling Enterprise
  • Virginia Isaac, Director, Alter Via Ltd