Chris Payne

Chris Payne


Vice-Chair

Chris has worked in a number of Senior Roles in Education over the last 20 years and is currently Deputy Chief Executive of NCG, one of the UK’s largest educational groups.

Chris has worked in a number of Senior Roles in Education over the last 20 years and is currently Deputy Chief Executive of NCG, one of the UK’s largest educational groups. His career started with the management of IT training centres in Leicester before developing through his expertise in funding and information systems to take a Director level role for a large FE college in Nottingham. Chris joined NCG in February 2010 as a Group Director with responsibility for Management Information, Quality, IT and e-Learning across the group. More recently as the Executive Lead on strategic partnerships he has led on the successful mergers with Kidderminster College, Carlisle and Lewisham Southwark Colleges. For the majority of 2018-19 Chris stepped up to act as CEO and his current role involves direct management of the Groups seven colleges.