Paul Storey, Managing Director of Gen2

Paul joined Gen2 in 2008 bringing with him 30 years’ experience in production, and HR management within the manufacturing industry in a variety of senior roles. Paul also has extensive experience from working as a consultant, serving manufacturing clients and working with the Trade Unions at National Level Negotiations and site level Dispute Resolution.

Paul achieved chartered status with the Institute of Personnel Development and gained an MSc in Strategic Personnel & Development, and became a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. He has implemented stringent health and safety, E&D and safeguarding practices, which have led Gen2 to win countless awards and accolades for Health and Safety and quality of provision.

Prior to his appointment as Gen2’s Managing Director Paul was in the role of Chief Operating Officer and was the day to day operational leader with responsibility to lead, manage, coach and develop his management team enabling the business to improve and deliver results in line with growth and profit targets. Paul has played a key role in developing systems to improve the efficiency, integration and quality of the business processes from end to end, and has established KPIs and developed systems for the delivery of incisive management information and reports. During this period Paul has significantly developed and grown the business, providing clear focus and ambitious company targets.

Lord Inglewood (Richard Vane), Chair of Gen2

Lord Inglewood (Richard Vane) is a Member of the House of Lords and a farmer, landowner and businessman in Cumbria, educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge and the Cumbria College of Agriculture and Forestry. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1975 and is a Chartered Surveyor, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA).

Between 1989-1994 and 1999-2004 he was a Member of the European Parliament, first for Cumbria and Lancashire North and then one of the Members for NW England. He has held numerous appointments both at national and county level and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Cumbria in 1993 and Vice-Lord Lieutenant for Cumbria in 2012. Between 1995-1997 he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of National Heritage where he was Minister responsible for Broadcasting and Minister responsible for Tourism. He retired as Chairman of Carr’s Milling Industries February 2013 and as Chairman of the CN Group May 2016.

He is married to Cressida Pemberton-Piggott and they have two daughters, Miranda and Rosa, and one son, Henry and their historic home is Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, Cumbria.

Lesley Bowen, Head of HR Operations, Sellafield Ltd - Independent Board Member

Lesley was educated mainly in Cumbria, completing her studies with a post graduate in Human Resource Management at Manchester Business School. She is a fellow of the CIPD.
Lesley has extensive experience of the Nuclear Sector and in her HR and Training career to date she has covered all aspects of the profession leading teams accountable for talent management and leadership development, HR Strategy, case management, resource planning and delivery and design, delivery and procurement of leadership development. Lesley’s current role is Head of HR Operations for Sellafield Limited.
In her previous role as Managing Director of the Centre for Leadership Performance (CfLP) she gained significant experience of the Cumbrian business community and the political and socio economic issues facing the region. CfLP was established in 2010 by Britain’s Energy Coast and Nuclear Management Partners with the remit to raise leadership standards across the range of Cumbria Businesses. Lesley has been on the Gen2 board since 2007 and is also a school governor of a local primary school.

Chris Jones, Chief Executive, City and Guilds Group

As CEO, and as head of the City & Guilds Group Management Board, Chris' role is to set the strategic direction of the Group.

He plays a prominent role in driving the national and international skills agenda – something he has personal experience in, as he followed the vocational education path himself.

Since joining in 2008, he has led the City & Guilds Group through a period of significant growth, which has enabled further investment in the organisation.

Joined the City & Guilds Group: 2008
Previous industries: Publishing
Previous companies: LexisNexis, Pearson, Reed Elsevier

David Miller, Director of Legal and Secretary of the Institute, City and Guilds Group

David Miller is the Director of Legal and Secretary to the Institute. He also serves as the Data Protection Officer for the City & Guilds Group.

Joined the City & Guilds Group: 2002
Also serving as: Data Protection Officer
Previous industries: Law – specialising in technology and intellectual property
Previous companies: Taylor Wessing Solicitors

Relevant qualifications: History and French degree at Bristol and Bordeaux Universities; Common Professional Examination and Law Society Finals at London Guildhall University; Diploma in IT Telecoms Law at Queen Mary University of London

Jim Conybeare-Cross, Chief Financial Officer, City & Guilds Group

As CFO, Jim Conybeare-Cross is responsible for the financial management of the City & Guilds Group.

His primary role is ensuring business decisions are financially sound and also providing insight and analysis to shape strategy.

Joined the City & Guilds Group: 2011
Also responsible for: Support Services – including operations, IT, legal
Previous industries: Publishing, information, advertising, real estate, oil

Previous companies: Reed Elsevier, Pearson, Jones Lang LaSalle, DMB&B, Elf

Relevant qualifications: ACA (Chartered Accountant)

Phil Ellaway, Group Strategy Director, City & Guilds Group

Philip Ellaway works with the Management Board to help strengthen the City & Guilds Group’s impact and reach in the training and skills landscape.

A key focus of his role is growing the Group’s portfolio of commercially successful businesses by partnership and acquisition.

Joined the City & Guilds Group: 2009
Previous industries: Publishing, education
Previous companies: Harcourt Education, Reed Elsevier

Relevant qualifications: MBA from London Business School