Our Board is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of The Careers & Enterprise Company and for ensuring that we are meeting our overall purposes.

Our board

Christine Hodgson

Chair, Christine Hodgson is Chairman of Severn Trent plc, prior to that she was Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, having worked there for more than 20 years in a number of UK and Global roles.

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Steve Holliday

Deputy Chair, Steve Holliday is a 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 campaigner with a reputation for ‘connecting the unconnected’ and inspiring individuals and organisations to work together for the common good.

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Mo Isap

Mo Isap is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IN4.0 Plc. He is Chair of the Greater Manchester Careers and Employability Board and a Founding Director and Vice Chair of STAR Academies. 

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David Baldwin

David Baldwin has been Headteacher of Churchill Community College in North Tyneside since 2000. The school was one of the first in the country to secure all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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Claudia Harris

Claudia Harris is the Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company. Prior to that, she was a partner at the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. 

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The Rt Hon Baroness Morgan of Cotes

The Rt Hon Baroness Morgan of Cotes is the former Education Secretary, and Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. She was also Minister for Women and Equalities.

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