Below is a list of consortium members, with links to short biographies and, where applicable, individual web sites. At the end is list of associates.


Andrew Morris


Andrew Morris specialises in the interaction of research, policy and practice in education. Read more>>


Dr Colin Forrest


Colin is a quality-improvement professional working with colleges, schools, adult and community and private training providers, as well as in higher education contexts. Read more>>

David Smith

As a Co-Director of the Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, UCL Institute of Education, he managed a variety of research and development (R&D) projects and published research on the Area Based Reviews in London, Apprenticeship mediation and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in East London. Read more >>>


Lisa Vernon MBE

Lisa has 30 years of experience in delivering and managing learning programmes. A former archaeologist and anthropologist she specialises in cultural education policy as well as third sector learning provision. As an experienced literacy and numeracy tutor she has an understanding of practical application of policy. Read more>>


Dr Liz Walker

Liz Walker

Liz  is an education and evaluation specialist. A practitioner, leader, and researcher, she has strong interests in professional development, diversity, and positive action. Read more>>


Lorna Lindsay

An experienced project manager, Lorna has successfully managed and delivered a range of programmes in areas including traineeships, Teach Too, and apprenticeships. Read more>>


Mike Cox

Mike has over 20 years experience working in FE and Skills. He has a particular expertise in business development and bid management as well as work based learning. Read more>>


Mike Cooper

Mike’s 30-plus years in FE encompass teaching, managing, examining, research, consultancy, and being a Regional Director for the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA). Read more>>


Nick Warren


Nick specialises in creative interpretations of ILR data, advice on all aspects of student recruitment and competitive positioning and on challenging questions for staff at all levels. Read more>>


Sue Blake

Sue is a qualified and experienced project manager with substantial experience in quality improvement and partnership working. Read more >>


Tony Davis

140904 Tony Davis mugshot

Following a long career in FE, Tony joined the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) in 2001 as a full-time lead inspector. He became an Ofsted HMI in 2007, leaving in 2010 to set up the Centre for Creative Quality Improvement…. Read more>>

Tricia Hartley


Tricai Hartley


Tricia Hartley has 20 years’ experience in education policy work, covering practice in schools, colleges, workplace and the community. She recently retired as the Campaign for Learning’s Chief Executive, a post she held since 2006. Read More>>


Dr Tricia Odell

Tricia started her FE teaching career as a literacy teacher and initial teacher educator. Over the past two decades, she has managed high profile DfE maths and English projects, most recently at the Education and Training Foundation.

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Ian Nash


Ian is a journalist and media consultant with specialist expertise in the coverage of further education and training. Website. Read more>>


Mick Fletcher


Mick Fletcher is an acknowledged expert in the planning and funding of further education and training. Read more>>


Sally Faraday


provision for learnSally specialises in inclusive learning, teaching and learning theory and practice and provision for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities. Read more>>