The Trustee Board of The City and Guilds of London Institute

The Trustee Board of The City and Guilds of London Institute serves a key role in the governance of the City & Guilds Group.

The Trustee Board’s primary responsibility is ensuring the Group pursues its charitable objectives and that it remains financially robust.

The Trustee Board is comprised of members of the Council of The City and Guilds of London Institute who are elected to serve as Trustees. They represent a diverse range of industries, and bring a wealth of experience. Once appointed, they serve as Trustees for up to nine years.

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Who are the Trustees?

The Trustee Board is currently chaired by our Chairman of the Council, Sir John Armitt. CBE FREng FCGI.

Sir John became Chairman of the Council in October 2012. He previously held the position of Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority in 2007. He also has extensive, high-level experience in the Civil Engineering industry having also been Chief Executive of Network Rail.

Other members include:

Kevin Baughan

Kevin is Deputy Chief Executive of Innovate UK. He became a City and Guilds of London Institute Councillor in 2017.

Ann Brown

Ann has been a City and Guilds of London Institute Councillor since 2015 and is a Commissioner of the Princess Royal Training Awards.

Chris Fenton

Chris is a non-executive director, trustee and advisor based on a commercially focused career in the private and public sectors. He is applying his experience to education and skills infrastructure sectors.

Professor Alison Halstead FCGI

Alison is Director of HT Consulting and was awarded Fellowship in 2012. She has been a City and Guilds of London Institute Councillor since 2013.

Dr Ann Limb CBE DL FCGI

Ann is Chair of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership. She is also Chairman of the Fellowship Committee and Skills Development Fund. She was awarded Fellowship in 2002.

Andy Marchant

Andy is currently a consultant and has been a City and Guilds of London Institute Councillor since 2017.

Peter McKee

Peter has been a City & Guilds of London Institute Councillor since 2007 and currently holds the role of Treasurer.

Andy Smyth

Andy is Early Talent and Apprenticeships Manager for TUI Travel, UK & Ireland. He’s been a City and Guilds of London Institute Councillor since 2011.

Richard (Dick) Palmer

Dick Palmer has worked in the education and skills sector for over 30 years, latterly as Principal of City College Norwich and currently as a consultant. He has been a City and Guilds of London Institute Councillor since November 2018.

Frank Douglas

Prior to starting Caerus, Frank has held many senior HR roles - Executive Vice President for HR at Misys, Group HR Director for TfL and BT. Frank is also a Trustee at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Jane Gibbon

Jane was recently appointed as HR Director at Just Eat, having previously been HR Director for Starbucks EMEA. Prior to that she has held senior HR roles at Tesco, McDonald’s Europe and Yahoo.

Contact us

If you would like more information about the Trustee Board, please contact the Stakeholder Engagement team