From 2012 to 2019 Mandy was Director of People at United Learning, one of the largest school groups in the UK, running circa 80 schools across State and Independent sectors and employing over 8000 staff.
The United Learning HR team won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in 2016. HR Magazine listed Mandy in the top 10 ‘HR Most Influential’ in both 2018 and 2019 - where she was ranked the 7th most influential HR Director in the UK. Mandy was also shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards ‘HR Director of the Year’ 2018.
Mandy has previously worked in the NHS, Local Government, the Charity sector and with schools. She is also a very experienced Board Director and advisor on aspects of corporate governance. She is a Trustee/Director of the Diocese of Coventry MAT. Mandy is a graduate in Law, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and an ILM7 Executive Coach.
Mandy’s successful book ‘Talent Architects; how to make your school a great place to work’ was published in 2018. The book features regularly as a best seller in Education leadership and is a core text for many of the sectors leadership provider programmes.
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