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Our people

Our people

Executive team

Ann Watson

Chief Executive Officer

Alison Parkes

Chief Operating Officer of Semta & Managing Director of EAL

Andrew McLachrie

Finance Director

David Ivell

Chief Technology Officer

Lucy Thompson

Chief People Officer

Heads of department

Chris Mann

Head of Product and Technical Development

Carolyn Barker

Head of Quality Assurance and Innovation

Jamie Webb-Fryer

Head of Governance and Regulation

Joanne Iceton

Head of Commercial

Neill Goodliffe

Head of Programmes

Steven Rick

Head of Marketing and Communications

Sarah Dhanda

Head of Employer Engagement and Partnership

Annette Collins

Head of End Point Assessment

Semta board members

Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng


Mark Tarry

Network Rail

Michael Evans

EBS Automation

Jose Lopes


Karen Boswell

Hitachi Rail

Paul Birt


Sarah Sandle

Rolls-Royce plc

Selma Hunter

Doosan Babcock

Sharron Pamplin


Ian Waddell


Joanna Wood

BAE Systems

EAL board members

Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng


Ann Watson

Semta Group Chief Executive

Alison Parkes

EAL Managing Director

Ben Dunlop

BMD Advisory Ltd

Dr Vicki Saward


Dawn Ward

Burton & South Derbyshire College

Who are Semta?

As an employer-led skills body supporting the engineering & manufacturing sectors, Semta Group empower and equip UK businesses to compete on a global stage. Through partnerships with employers and educators, we collectively focus on transforming skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technology sectors.

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Building on industry expertise and decades of experience delivering skills and training solutions, Semta Group works with employers and key stakeholders to plug the Engineering skills gap. See how we can empower your organisation and transform productivity with our products and services.

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Semta Skills Awards

The annual skills awards celebrate the brightest and best talent from industry. We are passionate about celebrating and showcasing the best of British engineering and the championing of skills development. Through The Semta Skills Awards we are able to officially recognise the achievements of inspiring businesses from across the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector and also the talented people behind them.

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