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Senior Leadership

Ashley McCaul - CEO

Prior to joining ThinkForward in November 2018 Ashley was CEO of London Skills for Growth and Group Director (Apprenticeships), for the London South East College Group. She is an experienced leader who has held senior positions in the not for profit and education sectors for over 20 years. Passionate about transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people, she is experienced in leading high performing operations, driving organisational growth and improvement, fostering collaboration and engaging and influencing a wide range of stakeholders. At Skills for Growth she successfully led a merger and acquisition.

Robert Posner - Chief Operating Officer

Robert is an experienced third sector leader, who has devoted his recent career to children and young people’s rights, inclusion, deprivation, protection and education. Most recently Robert was Operations Director for 5Rights Foundation which works to ensure children have the same freedoms, protections and privileges online that they do offline. Previously he was Chief Executive of The Anne Frank Trust, an education charity which empowers young people to challenge prejudice and discrimination. He brings to ThinkForward experience in operations, governance, change management and digital transformation with a strong focus on culture, values and outcomes, while maintaining a clear social purpose. Robert is an emeritus trustee of the Brain Tumour Charity.