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Meet Our Team

Anne Gornall MBE

Anne Gornall MBE

Executive Director

Executive Director of the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network (GMLPN) and Co-Chair of the Northern Skills Network (NSN)

Anne joined GMLPN as joint Executive Director after 12 years with the SFA/LSC with a long and rewarding career in the education and skills sector. Anne has managed teams and supported skills providers- including FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers (ITPs), voluntary and community and employer providers through significant economic and policy changes. Anne prefers a solution based approach with the ambition of a more accessible and responsive skills system to ensure all can reach their potential and employers can meet their demands for skills in their workforce.

Anne was recently awarded an MBE for services to Further Education and Skills .

07909 612 946

Matthew Leigh

Matthew Leigh

Programme Manager

Matt joined GMLPN in 2010 having spent 5 years as a residential conveyancer. Matt is the Project Manager for the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge (ASK) Programme and leads on business development for the network.

07530 075 650

Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones

Operations/Project Manager

Charlotte joined GMLPN in 2015 as a Level 3 Business Admin Apprentice in and is now currently undertaking the Chartered Managed Degree Apprenticeship. As well as leading on the Operations of GMLPN, Charlotte is Project Manager for the Supporting Autistic Individuals into Apprenticeships Project and the Provider Support Programme.

07540 464 062

Sumayya Ali

Digital Marketing & Administration Apprentice

Sumayya joined GMLPN in 2023 as a Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice to support in Marketing and Communications. Covering the content creation for our GMLPN social media channels, website and regular member bulletins, Sumayya works closely with the team to improve our digital presence and increase our online reach and engagement. Sumayya also supports the setup and promotion of our Provider Support Programme events and activities for members.

Hear from our members…

The past 12 months have been challenging for all provides but the support we have received and we have been able to offer through GMLPN has been invaluable. As a national provider we want to make sure we are also very much in touch with the areas within which we work and GMLPN helps us to this through the regular updates… along with the knowledgeable people on the exec board who are always quick to respond to any questions and assist wherever they can.
Robin Bate

Learning Curve Group