Gary is a highly experienced Executive Director skilled in change, organisational development, performance improvement, people and programme leadership. Gary’s core background is People, HR and OD , a field he moved into at the end of a military career as an Army Officer. After working in senior national HR and OD roles in the retail sector, Gary returned to the public sector nineteen years ago, and he has since held Executive roles in the NHS and a Deputy Chief Executive post of a university. Recently, he has worked as an interim, in key leadership roles that have included developing rapid responses to the pandemic and supporting Boards and Executive Directors of Trusts to build plans to improve their services, and also to actively become strategic partners and work closer together. Gary has previously been a Governor at another North West FE College and a Trustee / Non Executive Director of a Multi Academy Trust in Bury.
Gary is a co-opted member of the Employment & Finance Committee.