Movers and Shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 375

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

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

Anne Gornall, Co-Chair, Northern Skills Network

Start date: January 2022

Concurrent job: Executive director, GMLPN

Interesting fact: Anne wears a lot of red… especially at Christmas


Alex Miles, Co-Chair, Northern Skills Network

Start date: January 2022

Concurrent job: Managing director, Yorkshire Learning Providers

Interesting fact: Alex has played 6 different instruments over the years with her favourite being the Double Bass. She also had a few harp lessons which was actually quite painful


Omid Kordestani, Chair and non-executive director, Pearson

Start Date: March 2022

Concurrent job: Board member, Twitter Incorporated

Interesting fact: He joined Google as employee #11 and was responsible for its first revenue-generating activities, as well as its first-ever profitable quarter


Emily Austin, Chief Executive, The Association of Apprentices

Start date: January 2022

Previous Job: Director, The St Martin’s Group

Interesting fact: She recently went paragliding off Mount Babadag in Turkey and has skydived at 15,000 feet


James Swaffield, Managing Director Adult Education, Capita

Starts date: January 2022

Previous Job: Apprenticeships Director, Capita

Interesting fact: James is a fan of American football and the Green Bay Packers, and will have his fingers crossed for the upcoming playoffs and Superbowl

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