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 and Construction 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 Apprentices Assessment Organisation (AAO). He regularly speaks at events in the UK and internationally and is often called upon for comment in Further Education sector media.

Connect with Graham Hasting-Evans on Linkedin here.

Senior Management

  • Jane Jones – Deputy Managing Director and Director of Business Development
  • Simon Renny – Director of Finance, Corporate Services and Operations

Business Development

Assurance

  • Nicol Rippon – Head of Assurance
  • Samantha Barnes – Senior Executive Quality Assurance and Standards
  • Katherine Maher – Quality Assurance and Standards 

Assessment

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

Customer Services and Operations

  • Jackie Bailey – Head of Operations and Customer Services
  • Natalie Coombs – AAO and Customer Services Team Leader
  • Alice Bryan – Customer Services Executive
  • Sara Mooney – Customer Service Executive
  • Ryan Turner – Qualifications Team Leader
  • Alex Ashby – Operations Executive
  • Michael Colyer – Operations Executive
  • Mandy Grayson – Operations Executive
  • Eileen Holmes – Operations Executive
  • Jackie McCarthy – Operations Executive
  • Daniel Neilson – Operations Executive
  • Bradley Wytak – Operations Executive 

Product Development

  • TBC – Head of Product Development
  • Steve Sugden – Senior Product Executive (Construction and Engineering)
  • Rachel Jones – Senior Product Executive
  • Nadine Duke – Product Executive
  • Kay Stones – Product Executive 

Finance

  • Karen Cuckson – Acting Finance Controller
  • Lynsey Pawlyn – Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Natasha Smith – Accounts Payable Officer  

Business Systems

  • TBC – Data Analyst 

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.