Premier Education

Premier Education are delighted to announce their new Board members

With a group consisting of the UK’s leading activity provider to Primary Schools, an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation, a registered training provider and a school improvement consultancy, we believe that after a thorough and detailed search, we have found the perfect new additions to the Premier Education Board of Directors.

Firstly, the appointment of Frank Lord into the position of Chair for an initial term of 3 years. Frank takes over from Duncan Goodhew MBE after his term in office came to an end.

Our aim was to bring an individual to onboard with a wealth of specialised, educational leadership achievements and we are delighted to have secured Frank, whose
achievements include, but are not limited to:

  • Chair of T.E.A.M Education Trust, founding member of a new School Academy with 3 schools, the lead being a Grade 1 SEN school, to grow to 8.
  • Leading Training Provider giant Babington Group to exit, as Executive Chair after a private equity backed acquisition
  • Chair of the BBC Learning Zone
  • Chair of the Employment & Skills Board Derbyshire
  • And he has ‘Freedom of the City of London’
Frank Lord Board of Directors
Chairman, Frank Lord
Dick Palmer Board of Directors
Board Member, Dick Palmer
david batch premier educaton
CEO, David Batch

Furthermore, we would like to announce the appointment of Dick Palmer to our Board of Directors. Dick’s experience could not be a better fit for the Premier Education Group, with extensive knowledge across all areas of education including Primary, Secondary, FE, HE and many aspects of vocational training.

Previous roles and achievements include:

  • Founder of TEN Educational group – 8 individual institutions with 2,500 staff and 10,000 students
  • CEO of Norfolk Academies Trustee of City & Guilds Group and member of Edexcel London Qualification committee
  • Principal of City College Norwich and Principal of the Year 2010
  • Founded the national E-learning strategy unit for central government

Group CEO David Batch said,

‘The appointment of a Chair and Non-Executive whom each have vast industry and commercial experience, is a critical moment in the company’s evolution. The fact they each bring a history of achievement and success in both the regulatory environment that we work in and the commercial acumen around our industry is a huge boost. The reaction from our Executive team and the Non-Executive Subsidiary boards has been one of real excitement’.