Marinos Paphitis Chairman
Marinos has spent the bulk of his career working in the world of training and development and held senior posts in two Training and Enterprise Councils, the Learning and Skills Council and most recently as Executive Director in the Skills Funding Agency. He brings an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by employers in seeking effective support for the development of their workforce.
Natalie Cahill Chief Executive
Natalie is an experienced retail professional and has managed operational improvement projects at Sainsbury’s, Tesco and John Lewis. She has an in-depth knowledge of key retail processes across Buying & Merchandising, eCommerce, Supply Chain and Store Operations.
Natalie is our Lead Account Manager for Retail and Management Programmes and works closely with our employers to develop customised programmes.
Theresa Maple Director of Operations
A Senior Manager with over 10 years' experience working with employers on all aspects of work based learning. As Director of Operations, Theresa is responsible for our Government funded programmes/ contracts. She has a range of specialisms including Training & Delivery, Training Needs Analysis, Equality & Diversity and Management Development as well as an experienced and qualified Assessor & IQA. Prior to working in work based learning, Theresa spent over 7 years in a management role within the Health & Social Care sector.
Irena Kettles Manager for Functional Skills & Intervention
Irena is a teaching, training and development professional within the work based learning sector with more than 15 years' of experience in leadership and management. She is part of the management team with specific responsibility for Functional Skills and Intervention. Irena holds Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) with extensive teaching and tutoring experience and is an active Assessor and IQA with outstanding achievement records both within Functional Skills as well as Apprenticeships Frameworks. Specialist areas include Management Level 5, Team Leading and Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT as well as Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Johanna Jewell Director of Quality and Development
Johanna has worked within the Work-Based-Learning industry for the past 15 years, in a range of area and regional roles. Johanna is a qualified Assessor, Quality Assurer and HRM professional and is experienced in team leadership across various occupational sectors including hospitality & catering, health & social care, team leading, management, business administration and customer service. Johanna has a passion for quality provision, staff development and learner success.
Sandra Chatwood Lead for Management Development
A training and teaching professional, specialising in work-based learning and apprenticeships, Sandra has 13 years' experience within the sector. As an experienced Assessor and Quality Assurer, holding the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS), Sandra has 25 years' experience in Management within the Warehousing and Retail industry.
Natasha Goad Business Services Training Manager
Natasha joined Fareport in 2008 as an 'unqualified Assessor' after becoming inspired by seeing previous Assessors from Fareport attend her nursery to deliver Apprenticeship qualifications. During her time with Fareport, she has qualified as an Assessor and an Internal Quality Assurer - as well as undertaken development to achieve her PTLLS, CTLLS, and is currently working towards her DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector). Natasha was promoted in 2014 to that of Team Manager and currently leads a team of 9 Assessors. Natasha brings a wealth of experience to the Commercial Team after spending 7 years as a 'Head Nursery Nurse' plus 3 years in a Supervisory role in the retail industry. Natasha's passion lays in seeing others learn and develop, whether this be learners or staff.
Sarah Ling Support Services Manager
Sarah joined Fareport in 2005 on an e2e programme for work experience - which led to her being recruited into a permanent role as Apprentice Administrator. Sarah has fully embraced all development that Fareport has offered and has achieved 9 qualifications to date, including progression from Level 2 to Level 4 in Business & Administration and Management Level 3. Sarah has been promoted in a variety of roles and is currently the Support Services Manager for a team of 4 - she is the first point of contact for Employers and Learners contacting Fareport and plays a pivotal role for us in managing our administration systems. Sarah is a real 'success story' in terms of the Apprenticeship system from being unemployed at 16, to a department Manager 10 years later. Sarah enjoys the challenge and diversity her role brings.
Jade Scotney Employer Account Director
Jade has 8 years experience in Business Development and Account Management within the Training and Recruitment sectors. in addition to Business Development, Jade is also responsible for supporting Levy clients with all aspects of their Apprenticeship programmes from initial enquiry through to programme completion. With wide ranging knowledge of the industry she is passionate about the customer experience and delivering high level customer service to every client. Jade holds a variety of qualifications relevant to the Education sector.
Ruth Cole Project Manager (Quality, Practice and Policies)
An experienced Assessor and Quality Assurer, holding Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS). Ruth has 16 years' experience within Post 16 education as a training and teaching professional, specialising in work-based learning and apprenticeships. She is part of the management team with responsibilities for Quality Assurance, policy writing and implementation as well as bid writing. She is also the organisation lead for CEIAG and Safeguarding. Prior to working in Post 16 education, Ruth spent 12 years working in the Retail sector.
Jodie Clark Health & Social Care Training Manager
An experienced Manager [RMA] who has worked in the care sector for 18 years in a variety of settings including: Elderly, Learning Disabilities and Autism.
Jodie joined Fareport in 2013 as a qualified Assessor/ IQA moving quickly into the role of Lead LDC. In April 2014 she secured the position of the Care Team Manager. Her department oversee the delivery of apprenticeships from Level 2 - Level 5 in Health and Social Care and Children & Young People’s Services. Due to the expertise/ specialism within the team, they are able to assess in most health and social care settings.
Rachel Lawrence Retail Training Manager
Rachel has 19 years' experience within the retail industry, including 14 years as a Store Manager - she is passionate about the individuals who work within retail and recognises the wealth of skills, knowledge and behaviours they have to develop to further enable them to achieve their potential. Rachel is a firm advocate that the retail industry is a superb career option and seeks to ensure that she enthuses all who come into contact with her. Rachel joined Fareport in 2007 and has since qualified as an Trainer/Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer - as well as achieving her Level 4 and 5 teaching qualifications - she is currently leading the national Retail Management and Warehousing team.