NCER is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company mutually owned by all top-tier local authorities in England.


Our Directors

Our directors are elected by the NCER Steering Group, a panel of elected LA Officers. Please see the governance documents below for more information about the roles and responsibilities of NCER Directors.

NCER Chair

Elected 2019-22

Richard Stiff

Richard Stiff

rwstiff@gmail.com

NCER Managing Director

Elected 2017-20

Peter Richmond

Peter Richmond

peter.richmond@halton.gov.uk

Development Director

Elected 2017-20

Edd Shackleton

Edd Shackleton

edd.shackleton@southampton.gov.uk

Communications & Marketing Director

Elected 2019-22

Donna Ross

Donna Ross

donna.ross@eastsussex.gov.uk

Non-Executive Director

 

Vacant Position

 

NCER invoicing is now processed by Halton Borough Council Financial Services.

NCER Steering Group

Local authority representatives are elected to serve on the NCER Steering Group, alongside our software partners, Angel Solutions.

Steering Group members are involved in shaping our future development priorities, testing NCER systems, compiling resources for member authorities, raising the profile of NCER amongst key stakeholders, raising member concerns or queries with the directors, and more…

Please see our Governance Documents for more information about the NCER Steering Group nomination and election processes.

Name Authority Elected
Huw Griffiths West Berkshire 2019-22
Jon Ward Gateshead 2019-22
Kathy Oluwi Stockport 2019-22
Kelly Partington Wigan 2019-22
Sammy Njue Surrey 2019-22
Sharon McBriarty Kirklees 2019-22
Stephen Down Doncaster 2019-22
William Hurst Nottinghamshire 2019-22
Gillian Heath Nottingham City 2018-21
Laura Berry Gloucestershire 2018-21
Mark Bennett Suffolk 2018-21
Natalie Smith Hampshire 2018-21
Rebecca Flowers Sandwell 2018-21
Sally Metcalfe Worcestershire 2018-21
Paul Caladine Calderdale 2017-20
Sara Coombs Blackpool 2017-20

Management Overview

NCER has Articles of Association and is managed by a board of directors. The directors are all local authority or recently retired local authority officers. NCER has no salaried staff. It works in a commercial partnership with Angel Solutions Ltd to deliver its services.

The NCER Board of Directors is supported by an elected Steering Group, made up of current local authority officers.

NCER regularly consults with external organisations and agencies who have a relevant interest in the field of education data to ensure our systems and services add maximum strategic value to the work of local authorities. We also liaise with the DfE over data access and governance issues.


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