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

Geoff Russell, Chairman, JTL Training

Start date: December 2017
Previous job: Chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency
Interesting fact: He has just started a BTEC course in photography.


Debra Stuart, Chair, the Training Room

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: CEO of Premier Global Group
Interesting fact: She worked as a fitness instructor for over 25 years.


Jason Howe, General manager, South West Durham Training

Start date: August 2017
Previous job: Curriculum manager at Bishop Auckland College
Interesting fact: When working on an exhibition in Spain in 2005, he met the previous king of Spain, Juan Carlos, and sat inside a McLaren F1 car.


Hannah Avoth, Vice-principal, Totton College

Start date: October 2017
Previous job: Assistant principal at Totton College
Interesting fact: Hannah took part in extreme camping as a teenager – no tents, no maps and the need to gut your own chickens if you wanted to eat.


Mark Titterington, Chief executive, EngineeringUK

Start date: October 2017
Previous job: Global head of corporate affairs at Syngenta
Interesting fact: Mark spent several summers coaching football to children with attention deficit disorder.


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