Staff

NOCN Head Office staff are based at:

The Quadrant
Parkway Business Centre
99 Parkway Avenue
Sheffield
S9 4WG
Telephone: 0114 227 0500
Email: (Use the following format): firstname.lastname@nocn.org.uk 

Managing Director

NOCN MD Graham Hasting-Evans worked in building before developing the skills strategy for the London 2012 Olympics. He was Programme Director at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills before joining NOCN in 2011. He has worked closely with the Government on apprenticeship reforms including the Apprenticeship Levy and has driven NOCN to become a top-two, Government-approved Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (AAO). He regularly speaks at events in the UK and internationally and is regularly called upon for comment in the further education sector media.

Senior Management

  • Jane Jones – Deputy Managing Director and Director of Business Development
  • TBC - Director of Operations and Customer Service

 Business Development

Assurance

  • Nicol Rippon - Head of Assurance
  • Samantha Barnes - Assurance Executive
  • Erin Szwalek Hornby – Assurance Executive 

Assessment

  • Thomas Burton - Head of Assessment
  • Kelly-Ann Wickens - Senior Executive - Skills for Life
  • Leonie Bowns - Senior Executive - Assessment and Training
  • Sarah Whitham – Assessment Executive 

Customer Services and Operations

  • Lynsey Harris - Senior Operations and Customer Services Manager
  • Natalie Coombs - Assistant Operations Manager
  • Sara Mooney - Customer Services Executive
  • Alice Bryan – Customer Service Executive
  • Ryan Turner – Operations Team Leader
  • Eileen Holmes - Operations Executive
  • Michael Colyer - Operations Executive
  • Mandy Grayson - Operations Executive
  • Alex Ashby - Operations Apprentice
  • Bradley Wytak – Operations Executive
  • Katherine Maher – Operations Executive 

Product Development

  • Jackie Bailey - Head of Product Development
  • Steve Sugden - Senior Product Development Executive (Construction)
  • Rachel Jones - Senior Product Executive
  • Nadine Duke - Product Executive
  • Kay Stones - Product Executive 

Finance

  • Karen Cuckson - Acting Finance and Reporting Manager
  • Lynsey Pawlyn - Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Natasha Smith – Accounts Payable Officer  

Business Systems

  • TBC - Business Systems Manager 

Marketing and Communications

  • James Harkness - Marketing Manager 
  • Stephen Ram Kissun - Interim Marketing Project Manager
  • All media and marketing related enquiries: 0114 227 0524 

International Representatives

  • John Heap
  • Mike Dillon
  • Stuart Hanson - International Executive
  • Dr. Sunil Abrol - India 
  • Read Alex's story about completing two apprenticeships at NOCN which has led to him being offered a full time role and increasing his employability and career opportunities.