We are pleased to announce that we have now confirmed two further speakers for our forthcoming conference, Beyond Area Reviews: New Approaches to Growing Local Economies.
Mark Emmerson, Assistant Principal, Stratford-upon-Avon College
Theme — Apprenticeships: A New Approach
Mark has spent many years working at senior or director level in a variety of fields including eighteen years in International money market operations, nine years in property development, and, for the last eight years, at a senior level in the further educational sector as a Vice Principal/Consultant for several colleges in the UK. Since moving to Stratford in November last year, Mark has been working closely with the Principal and the College management team to ensure that the College is responsive, innovative and supporting the local communities, with particular emphasis on employer engagement, work based learning, apprenticeships, marketing and commercial development.
Shah Ali, Executive Director, Bromley College of Further and Higher Education
Theme — Mergers: A Smaller Sector With Bigger Ambitions
Shah is a member of the college executive team at Bromley College of Further and Higher Education with over 17 years of management and leadership experience. His career began as a lecturer of engineering and computing with an outstanding teaching and learning profile. He has been in the education sector for over 21 years and has worked in a range of key positions, from head of curriculum areas and resources, to managing quality and an Assistant Principal with many years of international experience. More recently, Shah has led the merger transition team during the federation between Bromley College and Greenwich Community College. His key areas of impact is in corporate, performance and accountability and learner services. Shah continues to provide strategic leadership consultancy and is the Chairman for a charity.