Our Board Members

Mark Currie

Mark Currie

Chair

Mark was instrumental in establishing GMLPN and since becoming Chair in 2004, he has been the driving force in establishing the Network as a highly respected force in the skills and education eco-system in Greater Manchester. Mark is CEO of Mantra Learning, one of the largest Logistics Training Providers in the city region and its sister company The National Logistics Academy, the largest provider of logistics apprenticeships in the country. Mark also founded the forerunner to the Northern Skills Network and represents Training Providers on many local and regional advisory boards and committees.

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Anne Gornall

Anne Gornall

Executive Director

Anne joined the Board in May 2014 having been appointed as co-Executive Director. Formerly of the Skills Funding Agency, Anne brings many years of experience and an extensive list of contacts. Anne is primarily responsible for the strategic direction of the Network.

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Debra Woodruff

Debra Woodruff

Finance Director

Debra has been a Board member since March 2007 and provides significant advice and guidance in many areas including policy and financial compliance. Debra is Deputy  Principal Planning and Performance of Further Education at Oldham College and was previously Deputy Chief Executive of the Economic Solutions Group and represents the sector on many Advisory Boards.

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Jonathan Bourne

Jonathan Bourne

Company Secretary

Jonathan was appointed Company Secretary to GMLPN in November 2012 and brings a wealth of experience to the role. He is CEO of Damar Training – one of the region’s major training organisations in the Business/Professional Services sector.

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Nikki Bardsley

Nikki Bardsley

Head of Client Solutions & Quality

Nikki has worked in the education sector for over 23 years and has an array of experiences in developing, delivering and assuring high quality training and assessments in large Training Providers.  Nikki is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to access quality educational teaching and assessment to support long term, sustainable career goals.  At Kaplan, Nikki is Head of Client Solutions and Quality, developing, designing and delivering tailored assessments and qualification service solutions

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Daniel Wells

Daniel Wells

Operations Director

Daniel joined the Board in January 2022 and is the Operations Director at NowSkills

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Subrahmaniam Krishnan-Harihar

Subrahmaniam Krishnan-Harihar

Head of Research

Subrah joined the Board in January 2022 and is Head of Research at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Hear from our members…

2020 has been extremely difficult year for most business both financially and wellbeing. We have found the community of support as well as the constant correspondence of information that we have received through being a member of GMLPN invaluable through these uncertain times.

Rachael Scanlin-Davis

Transport Training Academy