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The Board of the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Lappin as the new Executive Director. Julie will assume her role at the helm of GMLPN beginning January 2024.

Mark Currie, Chair of the GMLPN Board said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming Julie into her new role and place on the Board. Her experience and approach will ensure that GMLPN goes from strength to strength.”

Currently serving as an Operations Director at Total People, a key player in the LTE group, Julie brings a wealth of experience to her new position. She has consistently demonstrated her commitment to providing visionary leadership, effective management, and strategic direction across various post-16 education and training pathways throughout her career.

Julie’s expertise extends beyond management, encompassing a deep understanding of continuous improvement, curriculum innovation, and the promotion of high-quality standards in delivery and service. Her dedication aligns seamlessly with regulatory requirements, ensuring a positive impact on both learners and employers.

Beyond her professional achievements, Julie also harbours a keen interest in fitness and sports, particularly football. We are confident that Julie’s diverse skill set and passion for education will significantly contribute to the success and growth of the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Julie Lappin as she embarks on this exciting journey with GMLPN. We look forward to a future of continued excellence under her leadership.

Julie Lappin said:

“I am thrilled to express my excitement about joining the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network! The prospect of being part of such a dynamic and impactful community is truly exhilarating, and I am eager to contribute to the network’s mission of fostering learning and development.

I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Anne, for her exceptional hard work in making this network a reality. Anne’s dedication and efforts have undoubtedly played a crucial role in creating a network that brings together education stakeholders across Greater Manchester Combined Authority and beyond! I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this vibrant community, and I look forward to collaborating with all internal and external stakeholders to make a positive impact on the educational landscape across the GMCA.

I am genuinely excited to embark on this journey with the Greater Manchester Learner Provider Network and would like to wish Anne a happy, healthy retirement.”