David Gallagher

David joined NCFE in 2018 as Managing Director of NCFE Apprenticeship Services, leading a new team to deliver End-Point Assessment (EPA) solutions across a range of subject areas. He has since moved into his role as Chief Executive Officer at NCFE, in which he leads the NCFE Group of businesses including NCFE Awarding, EPA Plus, Skills Forward and Peer Tutor.

David has enjoyed a successful career in employment and skills for over 15 years. This has included working in the public sector for the Learning and Skills Council (now ESFA), several private sector training providers and also through establishing successful new business start-ups within the sector.

In previous roles, David held a Board position as Group Commercial Director at Babington, a professional training organisation based in the Midlands. David led the reshaping of the organisation and its proposition in response to the Apprenticeship Reform Agenda and emerging market opportunities. He successfully oversaw continued growth of the business, with significant successes in securing levy contracts. He also held Board level responsibly for the creation of Babington’s innovative ‘NextGen’ blended delivery apprenticeship programmes which has received hugely positive feedback through a recent Ofsted pilot.

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