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Career Academies UK

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National Advisory Board

Career Academies UK is governed by a formidable Advisory Board of senior business leaders and educationalists. Founded by the business community, we’re proud to remain business-led in all we do.


Dr Heather McGregor (Chair), Taylor Bennett

James Bardrick, Managing Director, Citi

JD Hoye, President, National Academy Foundation

David Trott, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Maurice Benisty, Chief Commercial Officer, GE Capital

Jeremy Palmer, Principal, Beaumont Partners and Chairman of MerchantCantos

Jeremy Palmer, Principal, Beaumont Partners and Chairman of MerchantCantos

David Bucknell, Group Treasurer, BP

Other members of the National Advisory Board

Amanda Baldwin, Director, Corporate Human Resources EMEA, McGraw Hill Financial

Stuart Chambers, Chairman, Rexam PLC

Howard Dawber, Strategic Advisor, Canary Wharf Group

Martin Doel, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

Frederic Drevon, Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Moody’s Investors Service Ltd

Barbara Harvey, Managing Director, Global Lead for Research, Accenture

Caroline Hempstead, Vice President of Group Corporate Communications, AstraZeneca

Mary Macleod, Member of Parliament for Brentford and Isleworth

Anne Spackman, Executive Director, Career Academies UK

Leslie Morrison, Chair, Career Academies UK Northern Ireland Regional Council          

Kevin Roxburgh, Scottish Gas and Chair, Career Academies UK Scotland Regional Council

Henrietta Royle, Chief Executive, Fanshawe Haldin

Jennifer Scardino, Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing, Santander UK plc  

Paul Wilson, Senior Advisor, Bain & Company