CEO of the Capital City College Group
Roy is passionate about education, employment and skills, having worked in a variety of charities and voluntary sector organisations for all of his forty year career. Most recently, Roy was the Chief Executive of the Shaw Trust Group, a national charity dedicated to delivering employment, education, skills, health and wellbeing services to young people and adults across the UK. Prior to Shaw Trust, Roy was the Development Director at the St Christopher’s Fellowship, and was the Chief Executive of the Episcopal Charities for the Episcopal Diocese of California. Roy also works at an international level as the Vice-President of Rehabilitation International’s Europe branch, acting as the Chair of Yateley Industries, and locally, as a school governor and Parish Councillor.
Chief Financial Officer
Rachael has extensive experience operating in the public, private and third sectors at an executive board level. Driven by a sense of purpose to help people transform their lives whilst growing a business, Rachael is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) with senior leadership skills that empowers individuals to perform, building staff morale to achieve ‘Outstanding’ results. A strategic agent-of-change, Rachael has overseen and led on acquisitions, joint ventures and start-ups. For the last 9 years, she has been the Audit Chair and a Non-Executive Director for Provide Health and Social Care which is a £70m turnover Social Enterprise company focused on providing good quality health and social care to people in the community, she is also an Audit Committee member of Chelmer Housing Partnership.
Chief Commercial Officer
Pablo Lloyd OBE
Pablo is CEO of visionnaires, Capital City College Group’s social enterprise which creates social mobility by incubating business start-ups. He has worked in further education for 20 years and was a founding director of learndirect which grew to become the UK’s largest further education institution. Following the sale of its commercial interests to private equity in 2011, he went on to co-found Aspero Consulting and Activate Apprenticeships & Business School, part of the Activate Learning group of colleges. He was also a trustee of the careers and skills competition charity, WorldSkills UK, for 12 years. A Cambridge University graduate and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, he was awarded an OBE for services to young people’s skills in 2019.
Principal of Westminster Kingsway College
Kim has worked in education for over 30 years starting in secondary schools and then transferring into Further Education. She has held senior management positions in a number of central London colleges and most recently has taken the role of College Principal at Westminster Kingsway College. Her interest has been in 16-18 education and pedagogy. She has contributed to expert panel groups on study programmes and has led on Teaching and Learning, introducing coaches and a culture of continuous professional learning and development. Kim was also a senior examiner for A level for many years and sits on Pearson’s Advisory Board for Post 16. She is a trustee for Coram Life Education and also for OCN London. Kim has lectured for the Open University and has managed HE provision in further education in medical science.
Principal of the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London and Interim Principal of City and Islington College
Kurt has worked in Further Education for over 20 years across two countries, formally serving as Director, Vice Principal and Deputy Principal at College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. Kurt is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and begun his career in the New Zealand Army before moving into the private sector and then onto teaching in further education at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) in New Zealand. Kurt was Chief Examiner to NZQA’s Automotive Engineering National Examinations for 3 years and also a World Skills National Judge before moving to East Berkshire College in the UK in 2004. Here he managed the Engineering and Computing provision also achieving Centre of Vocational Excellence (COVE) status in Automotive Engineering. Kurt has a long history of vocational and apprenticeship training delivery both in New Zealand and the UK including running national training contracts for industry. Kurt has managed significant technical innovation and has led on many teaching and learning projects including, most recently, the ETF Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA), Flexible Learning project in Cyber Security and Industry Placement pilots in preparation for T-levels.
Director of Governance
Graham started his career as an Economics and Business Studies teacher, and after working as an A level examiner for the University of London Board (now Pearson), he held a number of managerial roles within national awarding bodies, including the Chemical Industries Association, where he was the development manager for an NVQ awarding body across the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. In 2002, he joined the Open College Network (London) where he was Director of Quality and in 2005 he was appointed as the Clerk to the Governing Body at Newham College. In 2008 he took up a similar role at City and Islington College as the Assistant Principal, and is now the Director of Governance at the Capital City College Group.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Elvie has extensive experience in the further education sector, and is passionate about levelling the playing field in order to allow individuals to reach their fullest potential through opening doors and providing equality of opportunity. Her career started in fashion, where she was co-Director of a London model agency for 15 years. Transferring those commercial skills to the education sector, specifically within marketing, communications and the learner journey, she has worked in senior roles in several FE colleges across London over the past 15 years. Leading her teams to award-winning success, her determination to ensure that economic demand informs product delivery makes sure that strategic marketing is at the heart of Capital City College Group.
Operations Director of Capital City College Training
Jackie has extensive experience within the apprenticeships sector, having worked at a variety of providers for over 25 years. Her career started with private training providers, culminating in the role of London Regional Director for Protocol Skills. Jackie’s career in further education commenced as as Apprenticeships Director at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London for 5 years, before she became Operations Director for CCCT, with responsibility for Apprenticeships, Commercial Courses, Employability Programmes, ESF funding and International Provision.
Last year, she was the Chair of the Commercial Board for the COLLAB Group, focusing on how to support national employers via local colleges.