Marilyn Hawkins joined the Board in 2011 and was appointed as Chair in July 2013
Marilyn began her career in the National Health Service and has kept a specialist focus in Early Years and Health and Social Care since that time. She has spent over 30 years in Further Education, frequently in colleges with a significant Higher Education and extensive links with industry. Marilyn has led, as Principal and Chief Executive, two
successful large Further Education Colleges, most recently at Barnet and Southgate College in North London. She has recently been Chair of the 157 Group of large, influential colleges and is developing a portfolio career. She is especially interested in new forms of collaboration. She is supportive of the Global UK Vocational Strategy and has been focussing on the Middle East.
Marilyn has significant corporate governance experience, especially in the charitable and social regeneration spheres.
Dale Noyce joined the Board in 2003 and was appointed as Deputy Chair in July 2013
Dale Noyce joined the board in 2003 has worked as a Playgroup / Crèche Manager / Childminder / Special Needs Nanny and then moved into teaching the NNEB, CACHE Diplomas and Certificates. The focus of her work has been Special Needs and NEETs young people. Dale has worked in Special Education and in General Further Education with particular professional interests in supporting learning through technology and ICT systems.
Peter Cullimore joined the Board in 1994
Peter set up Universal Care Limited with his late wife in 1986. Universal Care provides carers to enable the elderly, infirm and disabled to remain in their homes. Between 1960 and 1986 Peter worked in various engineering and managerial positions in the electricity supply industry. He is a Chartered Engineer.
Carys Davies joined the Board in 2003
Carys has been involved in Welsh Medium childcare qualifications and training within FE and Voluntary Sectors for the past 30 years.
From a career within the health sector, she began teaching health studies on the NNEB within FE College before becoming programme leader for CACHE courses and working with other Awarding Body.
Since 2002 Carys has worked as Director of Training at Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin, a Welsh medium early years organisation, working across Wales. Her work involves developing the Foundation Phase within the organisation as well as the development of units, qualifications and training for practitioners working in Welsh medium early years settings.
Carys is a member of the Care Council Wales Care Sector Liaison Group and has recently been involved in many of the CCW CCLD talk and finish groups.