Ann-Marie has worked in the education sector for over 35 years, with executive leadership roles at Thomas Danby College, Leeds City College and now Luminate.
Ann-Marie’s current remit for Luminate covers adult education and STEM, as well as executive leadership of Harrogate College. She has led adult education across the organisation through several Ofsted inspections, with ‘Good’ outcomes.
She has particular interest in all aspects of inclusion, widening participation and social mobility for all ages and at all levels, based on an underlying belief that education changes lives and is vital for social change and breaking the cycle of poverty.
“I have met some wonderful, skilled people through my work at Luminate, bringing teams together and creating a vision to change the education landscape in the Leeds City Region. Our daily work impacts on students and changes their lives, enabling them to succeed and make steps to achieving their potential.”
In her spare time, Ann-Marie loves travelling to historic places, gardening, going to the theatre and mooching around art galleries, as well as making cross-stitch pictures.