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Members of UCEN Manchester's Board:

John is an elected member of Manchester City Council and is Chair of the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee. In addition John is a member of the Manchester City Council Economic and Skills Scrutiny Committee.

John is currently an Associate at the Network for Europe, a regional network supporting the Third Sector to access funds from Europe. John has extensive experience in the Third Sector; in particular in the areas of community regeneration, learning and skills, and employment creation. 

He is currently a Director of the Third Sector National Learning Alliance. Prior to his current role, he was managing director of a social enterprise in Manchester providing workspace for small businesses. 

John is a governor at the Chorlton Church of England Primary School and a  governor at the Federation of EBSD Schools.

John is on the management committee of the Chorlton Beer Festival. 

Lisa joined The Manchester College in July 2013 as a Vice Principal, from Blackburn College, where she was Deputy Principal. She has extensive experience of further and higher education, with expertise across curriculum, quality and learner support services. Lisa was appointed Deputy CEO/Principal of The Manchester College in November 2014 and has overall responsibility for the organisation, management and development of the College, providing operational and strategic leadership.

As Principal, Lisa oversees college-based programmes and development of curriculum and quality improvement across the Group. She ensures these meet the objectives of the Strategic Plan and our mission, visions and values. Lisa keeps us responsive to the external environment and proactive in identifying and meeting our customers’ needs.

Justice has held senior Marketing positions in private and public sectors across Sport, Media and Entertainment. Justice joined Liverpool Football Club, initially in a senior Marketing role and is now a Director for Strategy. Here, he also sits on a variety of committees including the Club's Diversity and Inclusion, as well as the Digital, Media and Marketing Leadership Team - a division that is responsible for all the Club's global digital media platforms, Social channels and Marketing output.

Prior to Liverpool FC, as Head of Marketing for Manchester City FC, he was an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for all UK and Global Brand Strategy and Marketing Leadership. Before Sport, he held Marketing roles at the BBC, as well as credible radio network Xfm (as it was known then), as part of the launch team when it came to Manchester.

Justice was born, and studied, in Manchester - graduating from the University of Manchester with a Bachelors in Multimedia Journalism.

Philip was previously a senior partner in the Deloitte UK firm, having retired in 2007 after being a partner for 30 years, specialising in audit, mergers and acquisitions.  He was an elected member of the Deloitte UK Board of Partners and the first chairman of the firm’s Audit Committee.

In 2002, Philip had primary responsibility for integrating the clients, partners and staff of Arthur Andersen UK into Deloitte. From 2003 he was head of Quality and Risk Management for the UK audit practice of Deloitte until his retirement from the firm.

Philip was the President of Accountancy Europe (formerly the Federation of European Accountants (FEE)) during 2011 and 2012. He was also a member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Consultative Advisory Group (IAASB CAG) and the International Ethics Standards Board Consultative Advisory Group (IESBA CAG). From 2013 until 2019, Philip was a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in the US.

From May 2007 to April 2015, Philip was a non-executive director of Yorkshire Building Society, where he also chaired the Audit Committee. He was a seconded member of the Audit Committee of Wellcome Trust for 9 years from 2008 and is a non-executive director of Lakeland Limited, a retail kitchenware company based in the Lake District.

He also chairs the board of governors of Cheadle Hulme School, a large independent day school in Cheshire, is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, a trustee of the Rugby Football Foundation, the charitable arm of the Rugby Football Union, and a member of the RFU Audit Committee. 

Philip has recently been appointed as chairman of the Audit Quality Board at Grant Thornton. 

Jacqueline Dunn is currently in her final year at UCEN Manchester, studying Special Effects Makeup Artistry; BA (Hons). She is also a Student Ambassador and Representative.

Outside of studying, Jacqueline is a lifelong campaigner and advocate for disadvantaged children, young people and adults. This has allowed her to gain experience within learning, physical difficulties and disabilities. Jacqueline has mentored young people and supported the need for change within the system to support individuals to achieve their life goals and career aspirations.

Jacqueline has been active in the independent film industry for several years and has worked on award winning features, short films and music videos. She has been involved in a variety of roles including producing, directing, character and prosthetic design along with prop making. 

Jacqueline has supported a local Community Interest Company and worked with adults of varying abilities to explore roles and develop transferable skills within the film and theatre industry. Those involved were able to script and produce their own feature film which is available on Amazon Prime.

She is passionate about art direction and has the intention to further develop in this field once she completes her time in education.

Jacqueline was Chair of a Parent Board for a local children’s centre, where she engaged in the development of policies and funding decisions to benefit families in the wider community. 

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