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 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.
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 Interim Deputy Executive Principal and was formerly the Principal, Deputy and Vice Principal for Westminster Kingsway College. Gary has an oversight of the award winning Hospitality & Culinary Arts Team which delivers learning from 14 years of age through the Young Chefs Academy to Degree level.
Focused on a determination to support people transform their lives through education and training, Gary is a qualified Chef and Master Chocolatier, with senior leadership experience in education to drive high achievement and extensive connectivity to London’s business world for the benefits of our students. Gary still frequently works with leading chefs and industry associations across the globe and has a strong practical background with international and Michelin restaurant experience.
Gary also works as an international judge for chocolate and patisserie; indeed, he is currently recognised as one of the leading UK chocolatiers. Finding the time to write is a compelling passion, as a consequence Gary has now written and published seven educational professional cookery books for students and training chefs, alongside recent articles in food magazines.
He is also a member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, where he sits on the education committee, and a Trustee for the PM Trust Charity.
Chief Commercial Officer
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, 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.
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 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.
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.