Graham has 40 years’ experience in further and higher education, 22 of them as Principal and Chief Executive at New College Swindon. He made it a top performing Further Education College with over 10,000 learners, financially outstanding, all new premises, excellent success rates (4pp above national averages) and consistently good OFSTED grades. He has worked with many private training providers and opened Great Western Academy, an 11-18 free school in 2018. During his career he has raised c£40m from bid writing.
Graham has wide experience in curriculum, quality, learning and teaching, and has a keen interest in demand-led customer growth, what works and how to grow businesses. He helps training providers and colleges to make efficiency gains without compromising quality.