ThinkForward is delighted to announce the appointment of a new chief executive, Ashley McCaul.

Ashley is an experienced leader who has held senior positions in the not-for-profit and education sectors for over 20 years. She is a strong advocate and ambassador for social mobility and is passionate about transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people.

For the last 13 years, Ashley has led the charity, London Skills for Growth, a post 16 education provider with bases across East and South East London. 

As someone who benefited from support, high quality careers advice and vocational learning early in her life, Ashley is incredibly passionate and committed to ThinkForward’s vision.  She brings with her a wealth of experience of engaging directly with young people, headteachers and employers and an in-depth knowledge of the post-16 landscape.

Ashley said: “I was drawn to working for ThinkForward because of its strong reputation for supporting young people to make positive transitions into employment through its unique coaching model.  I am really excited about leading ThinkForward onto the next stage of its development.”

Charlie Green, ThinkForward’s chair said: “The trustees are delighted with Ashley’s appointment and believe this is a very significant step in the growth of ThinkForward. Under Ashley’s leadership ThinkForward will continue to develop its work on transitioning young people into employment and the various range of post 16 education options.”

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