Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network

The Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) champions apprenticeships and diversity amongst employers and encourages more people from underrepresented groups, including those with disabilities, women and members of the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, to consider apprenticeships.

Lia Nici MP, has been appointed as Chair of the network, and is responsible for setting and shaping the network’s objectives, working alongside the National Apprenticeship Service.

Members of the network include:

  • Lynne Mason, RNLI
  • Sharon Blyfield, Coca Cola European Partnership
  • Anna Morrow, South West City Farm
  • Becci Burden, University of Leicester
  • Michael Valentine, J McCann
  • Natasha Dixon, Palmer Flatt
  • Robert Watts, Labcorp
  • Dorothy Alexander, Anchor Hanover
  • Gurdeep Sira, London Fire Brigade
  • Deborah Pendleton, Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Jane Ward, Lancashire Constabulary
  • Claire Wardle, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gary Reed, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
  • Tony Summers, G4S
  • Sam Johnson, Brother UK Limited
  • Nikki Morgan, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stacey Killon, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maria Whittingham, CGI
  • Sara Balls, The Royal Navy
  • Roy Ramrutton, Engie
  • Rajvinder Grewal, Coventry City Council
  • Ruth Runacus, Canal and Rivers Trust
  • Alex Dean, Clarion Housing Group
  • Emma Morris, Aggregate Industries
  • Ceri Sawyer, Cheshire Constabulary
  • Jill Whittaker, HIT Training
  • Adam Carney, Lookers
  • Kristian Harris, Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  • Steven Grant, University of Manchester
  • Anna Fitzjohn, Bauer Media
  • Ryan Hooper, TXM Plant
  • Mark McBride-Wright, EqualEngineers
  • Caroline Noon, National Trust
  • Sandra Johnson, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Rabi Atiti, Solent NHS Trust
  • Sue Renny, Superdrug
  • Richard Latham, Persimmon Homes
  • Siobhan White, Resource Productions
  • Nita Pankhania, Thames Valley Police
  • Karen Wallbridge, Transport for London
  • Debbie Barlow, Leadership Through Sport
  • Natalie Bradley, Lancashire NHS
  • Kate Russell, ITV
  • Laura Boswell, Channel 4
  • Yasmin Mehmet, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Dave Whitelock, XPO Logistics
  • Janet Glentworth, Creative Support
  • Heather Mclachlan, Washwood Health Academy
  • Michelle Fielder, Vets 4 Pets
  • Ann Potterton, BT
  • Sarah Dufton, Christeyns
  • Gemma Simmonds, Colas Rail
  • Karon Heiden, Bombardier
  • Kate MacDonald, Shropshire Council
  • Lisa Porter, Nottingham City Homes
  • Simon Reichwald, Connectr
  • Caleb Wright, University of Birmingham
  • Helena Baxter, Walsall Council
  • Joanne Gogerly, Siemens
  • Brian Cullerton, Asda
  • Mark Donnelly, BAE Systems
  • Tony Ellender, Balfour Beatty Group
  • Shaun Meekins, Barclays
  • Huw Davies, BBC
  • Yasir Iqbal, Birmingham Woman’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Carla Butler, Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Darren Perkins, Bristol City Council
  • Rob Barnsley, Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd
  • Amanda Towers, Cumbria County Council
  • Arit Eminue, DiVA films
  • Stephen Stewart, GSK
  • Jude Davison, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts
  • Kirk Lower, Health Education England
  • Kim Stirling, Kier Group
  • Kathryn Roberts, KPMG
  • Kathryn Marshall, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Sasha Hanratty, NG Bailey
  • Annette Connor, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paul Broadhead, Rolls Royce
  • Maighread Hegarty, Staffordshire University
  • Marcus Hutchings, The Atomic Weapons Establishment
  • Elaine Billington, United Utilities
  • Dee Aylett-Smith, Worldskills
  • Nova Jackson, Yorkshire Water
  • Emma Morris, Uniper
  • Sara Bresler, Corndel
  • Amee Hnatyszyn, DFDS
  • Stephen Stewart, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapault

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You can contact us via email at Enquiries.ADCN@education.gov.uk.