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Kit Davies - CEO, Hart Learning Group and Principal, NHC

Kit began his FE career in 2001, having previously lived and worked in Spain, Mexico and Japan teaching and training English Language teachers. Kit is a fully qualified teacher, teacher-trainer and language specialist with a broad set of classroom practitioner and management skills gained from over 20 years’ experience in a range of educational settings. His academic background is in the field of linguistics, having completed a Degree in Spanish at Portsmouth University and then a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics at King’s College London.

Lizzie Jones - Executive Director, Hart Learning Group

Lizzie joined the Group in 2019 as Executive Director of Corporate Services. Lizzie has 14 years experience in the Further Education sector, having worked in senior management roles at Barnet and Southgate College and Oaklands College. She has worked across a range of corporate services, leading strategic organisational projects and transformation initiatives. Lizzie started her career in HR within local authority and Further Education settings.

Paul Harte - Group Finance Director

Paul has worked across education, food and medical sectors. Graduated from Dublin Institute of Commerce and Trinity College, Dublin with a Degree in Business Science.  Paul spent the majority of his professional life working across educational services and publishing with Simon & Schuster and then FTSE 100 company Pearson Education focusing on developing markets across Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle East. He also stepped in to manage the Middle East region as well as Saudi Arabia from 2013 to 2015.  Paul is a Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Mark Lewis - Managing Director HST

Mark Lewis is Headteacher of The Thomas Alleyne Academy in Stevenage and Managing Director of The Hart Schools Trust, a multi-academy trust currently comprised of two schools.  Mark is also a Trustee of Stevenage Education Trust, a charitable trust supporting 47 education institutions in Stevenage.  The successful transformation of the school was recognised in 2015 when Ofsted judged Thomas Alleyne’s to be ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ leadership and management. The school now aims to be outstanding in all areas by 2018.