Justin Kelly is Director of Corporate Communications and Business Development for Siemens plc and was appointed to the Siemens UK Executive Management Board on 1 October 2017.
A Chartered Engineer with a BEng (Hons) from the University of Salford in Computers, Management and Electronics, Justin joined Siemens in 1994. He initially worked in several engineering, product and project management roles before taking on a more senior marketing, strategy and business development positions within the organisation.
Justin currently leads on all aspects of communications and business development at Siemens in the UK, including public affairs, research and development, productivity and growth of the Smart Infrastructure business, and the establishment of Siemens' digital transformation (Internet of Things) consulting and solutions business.
Justin is an established industry spokesperson on sustainability across people, environmental and societal themes.
His remit includes Siemens' university engagement in the UK and he has a passion for education, furthering the UK's engineering, digital and technology skills pipeline, is a champion for more women in science, technology, engineering and maths careers as well as being involved, through a number of leadership positions, in academy trusts local to his home in South Manchester.
An advocate for the importance of businesses positive role in society, Justin sits on the Business in the Community (BITC) North West Advisory Board, is a member of the Teach First North West Business Leadership Team and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Board.
Patrick became Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Manchester in 2007. He leads on the development of diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and practices for staff and students at the University.
Patrick also has over 16 years' experience in the field of careers advice and guidance. He managed a team of advisers working in schools and colleges in Halton, Cheshire before working in higher education. He has a degree in Business Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).?
Patrick is a member of several national and local boards and committees:
- Member of the Wellcome Trust Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group;
- Board member of Contact Theatre a leading youth national theatre and arts venue;
- Trustee at Chatsworth Multi-Academy Trust;
- Member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel.
John McNerney has vast experience in education as a Headteacher and National Leader of Education (NLE). He has 26 years' experience as a Headteacher in Manchester schools, 17 years as Headteacher of St Peter's RC High, leading on the establishment of the school and taking it to Ofsted judgements of good and outstanding. In his role as a NLE he has wide experience of supporting schools in difficulty and providing training on educational issues.
As a Headteacher working with Manchester schools and Manchester City Council, John led on the establishment of the Manchester Schools; Alliance (MSA), a co-operative, not for profit, schools' led self-improvement company; the vast majority of Manchester schools are members of the MSA. John chairs the MSA Board. He has also led on the establishment of the MSA Teaching School Alliance, now known as Teach Manchester. The teaching school provides extensive support and training for Manchester schools and is a key element in Manchester Local Authority school improvement strategy.
John has experience of governance at primary, secondary and sixth form level. At present he is a sixth form college vice chair of governors and member of an interim executive board supporting a school in special measures. He has Masters Degrees in Education and in English.
Richard Pearce has been a lawyer practising in Manchester for over 30 years. Until 2015, he was a barrister specialising in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Since 2015 he has been a Circuit Judge, initially sitting on a variety of criminal, family and civil cases. He is now the specialist judge in charge of the Circuit Commercial Court in Manchester and Liverpool.
His experience of school governance has included a long period as a governor of a local primary school. Both of his sons attended Parrs Wood High School and one now teaches Chinese in London. His daughter teaches in a local sixth form college.
He continues to be involved in promoting access to the legal profession for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and from communities that are currently under-represented amongst the profession.
Now retired, Mary has long experience in education at all levels. She is a former headteacher, education consultant and NPQH assessor. She had three long term placements supporting schools in difficulty and most recently chaired an Interim Executive Board to successfully bring a school from a judgement of Inadequate to Good in 16 months. She was a governor at Manchester Health Academy for 4 years where she chaired the Standards Committee and was also a governor at Parrs Wood for several years becoming a Trustee when the school academised. She was asked to become CEO of a small Trust in another Local Authority in 2018 for an interim period and that resulted in her resigning from the board at GMLT in the same year.