The Board is made up of 5 members, including our CEO, and meets every four to six weeks.

Our Ambassador Group, Headteachers Advisory Group  and Employers Advisory Group bring together leading voices from business, education and employment to further inform and assist our thinking. We are most grateful for the advice, guidance and support of our partners.

Our board

Christine Hodgson

Chair, Christine Hodgson is Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, having worked there for more than 20 years in a number of UK and Global roles. She also chairs the Capgemini Group Sustainability Board.

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Steve Holliday

Deputy Chair, Steve Holliday is a British businessman and engineer. He was Chief Executive of National Grid plc from 2007 to 2016, and was a Non-Executive Director of Marks & Spencer plc from 2004 to 2014.

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Brian Lightman

Brian Lightman was General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) from 2010 to 2016. He also served as President of the Association from 2007 to 2008.

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Dame Julia Cleverdon

Dame Julia Cleverdon is a passionate and practical campaigner with an international reputation for ‘connecting the unconnected’ and inspiring individuals and organisations to work together for the common good.

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Claudia Harris

Claudia Harris is the Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company. She has held this role since the organisation was established in 2015. Prior to that, she was a partner at the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. 

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Board minutes

July 2018 [PDF]

September 2018 [PDF]