MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 279

Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving.


Michelle Howard, Executive director, The Lancashire Colleges

Start date: May 2019

Previous job: Business development manager, Manchester Metropolitan University

Interesting fact: She once completed a tandem skydive for charity.


Sean Pearce, Chief operating officer, Ofqual

Start date: January 2019

Previous job: Director of finance, West Midlands Combined Authority

Interesting fact: He is currently preparing for a ‘Mad May’ of 100 mile bike rides and sprint triathlons.


Brad Rushton, Managing director, SCL Education & Training

Start date: March 2019

Previous job: Commercial director, SCL Education & Training

Interesting fact: He signed his first schoolboy contract with West Bromwich Albion at 14 years old, and continued to play for the team until age 16.


Andrew Cropley, Principal, West Nottinghamshire College

Start date: July 2019

Previous job: Principal, Craven College

Interesting fact: He is a trained meteorologist and oceanographer.