Carole is Chair of WorldSkills UK which governs and directs the nation’s largest showcase for vocational training, skills and careers, delivering the hugely popular event at the NEC in Birmingham as well as supporting a range of local initiatives across the country.
Carole is Chair of the Board of the Association of Colleges and also chairs its charitable Trust, which oversees the AoC Beacon Awards and Gold Awards. Carole is also a governor and chair of Bath College, her local FE College.
Professionally she is a qualified teacher and has had a long career in adult and further education. She has held a number of CEO positions, including CEO of a national qualification awarding body. She was awarded the MBE in 2012 for services to adult education.