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Graham Hasting-Evans, chief executive, NOCN

Graham Hasting-Evans’s career has revolved around building. “I wanted to do something practical, to build things,” he says. “And…

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Jill Whittaker, managing director, HIT Training

The hospitality industry doesn’t seem like the most likely place to find a qualified chartered accountant who has sailed…

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Lorna Fitzjohn, director of FE and skills, Ofsted

She is charged with keeping England’s FE colleges and independent learning providers on their toes, but Lorna Fitzjohn hasn’t…

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Matthew Hancock MP, skills minister

With two offices across two government departments, two Secretaries of State as bosses and one of the broadest ministerial…

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Richard Atkins, president-elect, Association of Colleges

Harrods provides the unexpected setting for the early career of Association of Colleges (AoC) president-elect Richard Atkins. He admits…

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Mary Bousted, general secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Dr Mary Bousted’s route to the top job at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers was (ATL) entirely unconventional….

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Graham Stuart, chair, Education Select Committee

After almost four years at the helm of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, Graham Stuart is not…

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Peter Mayhew-Smith, principal, Kingston College and Carshalton College

“The trouble with me is, I reckon I’m probably one of your most boring interviewees,” Peter Mayhew-Smith tells me…

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Barry Sheerman, chair, the Skills Commission

Within moments of going into MP Barry Sheerman’s Westminster office, numerous clues hinting at his old day job as…

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Dame Jackie Fisher, chief executive, Barnfield Federation

Dame Jackie Fisher, describes herself as “an outsider to the system looking in”. Coming from the well-known former chief…

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Joe Vinson, vice president, NUS

Like many young people given power and responsibility early in life, National Union of Students (NUS) vice president for…

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Peter Marples, director and owner, Aspire Achieve Advance

In early 2006 Peter Marples, fresh off the back of a merger between his provider Assa and training giant…

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