We are very proud to announce the appointment of Steven Lewis as our new Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board.
Steve brings with him more than 30 years’ experience of senior business management having held CEO-level positions at Bergstrom (Europe) Ltd and WRU and is an expert in high-level, strategic financial planning and business growth; skills that will prove critical to the Educ8 Group as it continues its journey of exponential growth and diversification.
The appointment complements some other movements within the senior structure of the organisation as our Managing Director, Grant Santos, is promoted to Chief Executive Officer and current CEO Colin Tucker, moves into the position of Chairman of the Board. The new structure has been established to support our ambitious plans as we evolve and expand from being one of Wales’ leading providers of Apprenticeships, vocational training programmes and Jobs Growth Wales placements to a newly-registered provider for Levy-paying organisations in England. We have also recently established a fully functional commercial department offering bespoke training and recruitment solutions to organisations nationally.
Steve Lewis says, “I’m delighted to accept the position of the Educ8’s Group’s first CFO. The education sector is highly complex but despite all the challenges, the team at Educ8 has managed to double rates of revenue in the last 3 years and diversify its portfolio of training in-line with the evolving needs of the local labour market. Furthermore, they’ve achieved this whilst maintaining their strong ethos and values-base which provides them with a very unique selling point. I’m looking forward to being a part of a very bright future with the Group and helping it achieve its exciting Vision for 2020.’
Colin Tucker, our new Chairman and previous CEO says: “We are very pleased to welcome Steve Lewis to the Educ8 team; his core values dovetail perfectly with the culture that we’ve created across the Group. We’ve got exciting and ambitious plans for the future and I’m confident that Steve’s skills will add a lot of value to our successful senior team. I’d also like to congratulate Grant Santos on his promotion to CEO, a well-deserved appointment following 10 years of dedication to the Group’s success. As the sixth Best Small Company to Work For (according to the 2017 Sunday Times Top 100 list) our people mean absolutely everything to us and I’m proud of the team we’ve built around us.’
Welcome on board Steve from all of us at Educ8 and big congrats to Grant and Colin on your new roles!