Qube announces board restructure

Qube Learning has announced two promotions within its senior management team, with business development director Joe Crossley promoted to CEO, and CEO Debbie Gardiner moving to the new role of executive chairman.

The changes have been implemented to meet the needs of the business and reflect the confident pace at which the company is moving forward.

Since joining Qube Learning three years ago, Joe has been at the front of the company’s expansion and played a pivotal role in doubling the growth of the contract to £12m, and has continued the development of the Traineeship programme which is now generating £1.4m per year.

With the introduction of the Levy and the funding reforms in May, the industry has become increasingly competitive. Joe’s aim is to continue this upward trajectory and be the driving force in moving the mentality of the business from a government-funded training provider, to that of a commercial business.

He said, ‘I became business development Ddrector of Qube Learning in 2016 and this move feels like a natural transition. The funding reforms and introduction of the Levy meant that we had to start thinking differently about how we marketed ourselves and how we engaged with our customers.

‘The past year has forced training providers to take a more commercial approach and look at the level of service that will be expected in the future. I’m enthused by how motivated we are as a team to succeed and look forward to engrossing myself as CEO, the change for Debbie and I present an exciting journey that we have both eagerly embarked on.”

Meanwhile, the executive chairman role, undertaken by Debbie Gardiner has been developed to meet the tactical needs of the business as part of the board of directors and is aligned to customer expectations post apprenticeship reform.

Debbie said, ‘I have been with Qube Learning since April 2000 holding a variety of senior management titles including CEO since 2010. The position of executive chairman is new to our business and is very much focused on the direction and corporate objectives of the company, it will involve developing and maintaining high level alliances, partnerships and networks that showcase the business.’

Alongside these board-level restructures, Qube has also announced promotions in the following departments: Tony Holloway promoted from head of customer engagement to operations director; Adrian Grove promoted from head of business development and commercial to business development director; and Mike Jordan promoted from employer engagement manager to head of customer engagement.