Steering Group

The Steering Group is a body of senior leaders, principally drawn from members and sector experts, which meets informally as required, to provide the Board of Trustees and Executive team with the external, employer perspective. Steering Group members also play an important ambassadorial role for The 5% Club across industry sectors, with the media and in recruiting new members.

Leo Quinn (Steering Group Chairman)
Group Chief Executive
Balfour Beatty PLC

Chris Allam
Chief Executive Officer

Ben Blackledge
Chief Executive Officer
WorldSkills UK

Andrew Churchill OBE
Executive Chairman
JJ Churchill Ltd

Allan Cook CBE
Chairman – High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, chair of the Academy’s Diversity Leadership Group

Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP
Minister of State (Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education)

Emma Hardy MP
Member of Parliament

Nichola Hay MBE
Director of Apprenticeship Strategy and Policy, BPP 

Clive Higgins
Chair and CEO

Paul Livingston
Chief Executive Officer
Lockheed Martin UK

Mark Naysmith
Chief Executive Officer

Air Commodore Dave Tait MBE MA RAF
Head – Training, Education, Skills, Recruiting & Resettlement
Ministry of Defence

Mark Tarry
Business Services Director
Network Rail

Steve Wadey
Chief Executive Officer