Roy joined CCCG in September 2018 after completing ten years as Chief Executive of Shaw Trust. Whilst at Shaw Trust, Roy founded Shaw Education Trust and merged Ixion Holdings, Prospects, and Disability Living Foundation into the organisation. Shaw Trust delivered the majority of contracts under Work Choice for people with a disability as well as DWP’s flagship Work Programme. The focus of the organisation was to assist individuals in their journey to employment and to provide the resources required to address whatever barriers were standing in the way of sustainable employment. Although Shaw Trust is a charity the majority of the funding came from government contracts outsourced to private organisations.
Roy is committed to CCCG meeting the needs of every student whilst empowering our staff and himself to continuously improve. Roy’s life commitment has been to assisting those who have significant social barriers to overcome. Because over 60% of our students come from the bottom three bands of social deprivation in the UK, Roy is committed to offering not only a strong curriculum but also added value services which will enhance the prospects for success of every student.
Chief Financial Officer
Rachael is the Chief Finance Officer and brings to CCCG a wealth of experience operating at an executive Board level. She is driven by a sense of purpose to transform people’s lives through education and continued learning and development. Rachael is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with clear leadership skills that empower others to perform and excel. She has led large scale change management projects, acquisition opportunities and is focussed on delivering Strategic Plan Priorities underpinned by a drive for financial sustainability and long term growth. She is also Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee of Provide Healthcare.
Kurt has worked in Further Education for over 20 years across two countries, formally serving as Director, Vice Principal and 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.
Gary Hunter is the Deputy Executive Principal for the Capital City College Group. Gary leads on curriculum initiatives ensuring that the group is at the forefront of curriculum innovation, design and delivery meeting the needs of learners, and the changing demands of employers. With a specific focus on CCCG’s specialist curriculum of Hospitality, Engineering and Digital, he leads on securing and maintaining our leading status in these and other emerging specialisms.Gary started his career at the college as a Lecturer in Patisserie and Confectionery and he is still recognised as one of the leading UK chocolatiers. His role as a UK Chocolate Ambassador means that he still provides specialist seminars, demonstrations and classes in his spare time.
Chief Commercial Officer
Nick joined CCCG as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2019. He is responsible for growing and diversifying the group’s income streams and leads the marcomms, international and commercial teams. He joined from Shaw Trust, a large charity providing a range of public services to young people and adults across the UK, where he was their Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Shaw Trust, Nick worked for a leading third sector membership body focussing on public service reform and building a more meaningful relationship between the public and charitable sectors. Nick also sits on the board of Rehabilitation International, an international membership body advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, where he is the Deputy Vice President for Europe.
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.
Managing Director, 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 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.
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.
Pablo Lloyd OBE
Pablo Lloyd is a social entrepreneur who has co-founded four organisations in the further education sector. He is CEO of Visionnaires, a social enterprise co-founded with Capital City College Group in 2019. Visionnaires provides practical self-employment and entrepreneurship support to our students and communities. Its aims are to improve social mobility, diversify business start-ups and extend this support through FE colleges across the UK. Pablo is also a Trustee of Cockpit Arts, London’s leading studios and incubator for contemporary crafts. He is a Cambridge University graduate, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was awarded an OBE for services to young people’s skills.
Vice Principal, The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
After graduating with a degree in Politics, Robin took a Christmas temp job with Next Retail while he decided what he wanted to do with the rest of his life, and ended up staying for nearly 13 years, managing stores in and around the North London area.
This led to an opportunity to join the FE sector in 2007, where Robin held various curriculum management roles. He started at CONEL in 2016 as a Curriculum Director and was appointed to the Vice Principal role in September 2019. He is responsible for all of the operational aspects of the student experience at the college’s Tottenham and Enfield Centres. Robin has a genuine passion to develop and inspire the people he works with to deliver excellence. He is a successful leader and a strong team player who thrives in pressurised environments.
He is committed to drive and deliver sustainable business improvements to ensure an excellent student experience, which allows people in the communities the college serves to benefit from the opportunities their education gives them and the relationships they have with their teachers and fellow students.