Steve has over 20 years’ experience in education starting as a Secondary Geography/ICT teacher then working in both the public and private sector across primary, secondary and HE establishments.
Prior to his current role Steve spent a number of years working in a Local Authority both as a City Learning Centre Director and Lead for ICT. In this role he ran a successful curriculum, technical and media support service as well as delivering a number of successful city wide projects in education technology.
In his current role working for CDW Steve acts as a subject matter expert for education, helping translate school requirements into reality as well as acting as the lead for the Government Priority School Build programme.
Steve has worked for a number of education organisations including both NCSL and Becta on a consultancy basis; delivering a wide range of projects including: software implementation, research projects as well as providing CPD on the effective use of ICT in education. He has presented work on the effective use of technology in education both nationally and internationally.
Steve has previously served as a primary school governor and sits on the national executive body of an education technology charity. Steve has additional expertise in examinations as a principal examiner.
Megan is part of the Executive Team at Dudley Building Society where she is Human Resources manager. Her work encompasses all aspects of the Financial Services industry and the day-to-day operations of the Society. She has developed a strong culture of learning and development at all levels of the organisation, as a key to building talent and ensuring effective succession planning. Megan has driven a number of Change Management initiatives and helped the Society to be recognised as one the Best Companies in the United Kingdom to work for.
Tom is Chairman of Westley Group Ltd (a foundry group of companies) and Chairman of Westley Plastics Ltd (a specialist nylon casting business).
He graduated from Imperial College with a degree in Metallurgy and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Institute of Cast Metals Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Tom sits on the board of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and is a board member of The Cast Metals Federation, which is the trade association for the UK foundry industry.
Tom is a liveryman within The Worshipful Company of Founders and was Chairman of Castings Technology International Ltd (based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Rotherham) until its sale to the University of Sheffield in July 2013. He is also on the board of the West Midlands Combined Authority Growth Company Ltd and was recently appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands.
Retired in June 2014 as the Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary. He previously served with the West Midlands and Greater Manchester Police. He has been the Chair of the Cheshire Local Criminal Justice Board, the Chair of a children's charity and a Trustee of a charity. He has an M.Sc in Public Sector Management from Aston University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology from Cambridge University. Since retiring he works as a volunteer with the Canal and River Trust, National Trust and Kids Adventurous Activities.