Managing Director, Getmyfirstjob.co.uk
Having joined Ford Motor Company from school, I was fortunate enough to be sponsored through an engineering degree at Brunel University. Ford’s training programme was exceptional; I gained experience working in a wide range of engineering, project management and commercial roles. These experiences opened up many new opportunities and ultimately, I ended up leading Ford’s joint venture with Loughborough University where I also gained an MBA. Since leaving Ford in 2005 my work has been focused on education and consultancy which lead me to co-found GetMyFirstJob Ltd. I now lead this social enterprise making innovative use of technology to increase access to apprenticeships, traineeships and other work based learning. I remain a visiting lecturer of the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, and am also a Non-Executive Director of NCFE, one of the UK’s largest Awarding Bodies and a Director Bishop Luffa – an Outstanding Church of England Secondary school in Chichester.
Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times
Founder, Kitchen Table Partners
Chief Executive of Ofcom
Head, School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, University of Hull
Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association
Professor of Physics, Imperial College London