Position: Productivity & Skills Executive Officer

Gemma Gathercole joined the CWLEP as Productivity and Skills Executive Officer in 2018.

After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Political Science in 2005, she joined OCR – a leading UK assessment body based in Coventry which provides qualifications to schools, colleges and training providers.

She moved up the ranks from administrator, development project officer, development manager and funding strategist to Head of Policy – Further Education and Funding between 2014-2017 which involved lobbying government, networking and providing strategic analysis.

She was then appointed Head of Funding and Assessment at Lsect Ltd in London which delivers workshops and conferences in the Further Education sector.

Gemma is also Chair of Governors and Trustee at St Patrick’s CE Primary Academy in Solihull and outside of work enjoys shopping, planning holidays, travelling and playing golf.

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