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Meet Our Team

Julie Lappin

Julie Lappin

Executive Director

In January 2024, Julie assumed the role of Executive Director at GMLPN, bringing a wealth of experience to her new leadership position. Throughout her career, she has consistently showcased a dedication to providing visionary leadership, effective management, and strategic direction within diverse post-16 education and training pathways.

As the Executive Director, Julie is poised to guide the GMLPN team in implementing the organisation’s business plan and vision. Collaborating closely with our members and partners, our overarching goal is to contribute to Greater Manchester’s economic and social advancement. We aim to achieve this by actively supporting and influencing the skills system, delivering vocational and technical skills that empower individuals to realize their aspirations and enable businesses to attain sustainable growth.

julie.l@gmlpn.co.uk

07523 039 309

Lauren Greig-Williams

Lauren Greig-Williams

School and Partnerships Engagement Officer

Lauren joined GMLPN in 2023 having spent 2 years as a Youth Worker in alternative education. Lauren is our School Engagement and Partnerships Officer on the Apprenticeship, Support and Knowledge (ASK) Programme and the Inclusive Pathways: Autism Support.

lauren.g@gmlpn.co.uk

07519 257 847

Matthew Leigh

Matthew Leigh

Programme Manager

Matt joined GMLPN in 2010 having spent 5 years as a residential conveyancer. Matt is the apprenticeships, T Levels and careers lead at the network. He’s also responsible for business development and bidding.

matthew.l@gmlpn.co.uk

07530 075 650

James Lees

James Lees

Project Coordinator / Research

James has worked at GMLPN since 2020. James supports with various GMLPN projects such as the Multiply Provider Support Programme, LSIF, Engaging SMEs in apprenticeships, GMLPN membership and research such as surveys and reports.

james.l@gmlpn.co.uk

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.

charlotte.j@gmlpn.co.uk

07782 621 735

Sumayya Ali

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 to improve our digital presence and increase our online reach. Sumayya also supports the setup and promotion of our Provider Support Programme events and activities for members, promoting events and apprenticeships for members by creating content at member sites.

sumayya.a@gmlpn.co.uk

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