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Lesley Davies

Lesley Davies OBE FCFE

Lesley has worked in the education and training sector for the majority of her career.    She is Executive Director for the Chartered Institution for Further Education (CIFE) and Chair of the Corporation of the Hull College Group.  Prior to this she was CEO and Principal of the Trafford College Group.  She joined Trafford from Pearson where she was Senior Vice President and Senior Responsible Officer with responsibility for qualification standards, quality, and the awarding of all academic and vocational qualifications worldwide.  Lesley joined Pearson from the Association of Colleges (AoC) where she was Deputy CEO and led on education policy and international.   Lesley has also held senior positions in the Learning and Skills Council and the Adult Learning Inspectorate. 

In 2016 she became Chair of the newly formed UK Skills Partnership Board, a network of the UK’s leading education sector organisations and which was established to promote the development of vocational and technical skills internationally.  She is a member of the DIT’s Ministerial Education Sector Advisory Group and British Council’s Education Advisory Board.   

Lesley is a Trustee for the education charity CVQO.

In 2015 she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to education, she is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Further Education and Honorary Vice President for the Council of British International Schools