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

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


Dr Colin Forrest

ColinForrestNEW400x400Colin 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>>


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 WalkerLiz  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 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

NickWarrenNick 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 mugshotFollowing 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 HartleyTricia 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>>




Dan Taubmann

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Dan Taubmann is a visiting research associate at the Post 14 Centre at the Institute of Education in London. At the end of 2013 he retired after 20 years as the NATFHE UCU Senior National Education Official for further education, skills and lifelong learning. Read more >>


Ian Nash

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


Kathryn James

10818 Kathryn JamesKathryn has 30 years’ experience of working in the Further Education and training sector, most recently for the Education and Training Foundation where she was responsible for commissioning and managing over 25 delivery projects providing over 1500 leadership, management and governance development opportunities. . Read more>>

Mick Fletcher

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

Sally Faraday

SallyFaraday1SquareSally specialises in inclusive learning, teaching and learning theory and practice and provision for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities. Read more>>