Elaine Flowers

Having joined the University of Cumbria in October 2007 as the Head of Further Education at the Newton Rigg Campus, Elaine is currently the Head of Educational Partnerships and Lifelong Learning, with the responsibility for the development of academic partnerships with new and existing partners, which may include Further Education Colleges, Work Based Learning providers […]

Jeremy Graham

Jerry Graham is the Deputy Chief Constable in Cumbria and is currently leading an extensive programme of Organisational Change. He transferred from Lancashire Constabulary in June 2009 as Assistant Chief Constable responsible for Territorial Policing, Criminal Justice and Community Safety. Jerry performed the role of Gold Commander in the 2009 Floods and during the West […]

Sean Balmer

Sean is an independent executive consultant, specialising in commercial matters, from contracts, incentivisation and tendering to high level negotiations and project management.  Sean was formerly at the NDA, for 9 years, where he was Commercial Director for the last 4.  Prior to this he was Head of Commercial Revenue and Projects with overall responsibility for […]

Sarah Harrington

Sarah Resource Director for Inspira. She is a highly experienced and versatile individual with over 17 years experience in people development. On attaining her degree in Youth and Community Work, Sarah started her career working for a National Charity with substance users. Moving from there to work as a youth  and community worker with Cumbria […]

Peter Irving

Peter Irving recently retired from business as a Training Consultant  with a specialist background in the construction industry. He has until recently been the Chairman of Construction Training (Cumbria) Ltd a national exemplar for training groups, which had over thirty Cumbrian member companies. His extensive knowledge of training and education is based on over forty […]

Pete Alger

Pete is a Service Development Director for Inspira. He started out his professional youth work career in 1989 in Buckinghamshire and has been involved in youth, community and adult development work since gaining his qualification as a youth and community worker at Leicester Polytechnic. Pete has always had a strong commitment to voluntary work and […]

Mick Farley

Mick Farley has extensive and senior experience of working in schools, colleges and universities. He has worked nationally for NATFHE as its FE Officer during which time he represented the TUC on a number of national bodies before being seconded to the then MSC. He was Sheffield City Council’s Senior Adviser Post-16 before moving to […]

Mark Bowman

Mark Bowman is the Chief Executive of Inspira. He has been a Director of the Company since 2003 and was appointed Chief Executive in 2009. Since being appointed as Chief Executive, Mark has led successful tenders for work in both the public and private sector. As Chief Executive, Mark is passionate about ensuring that all […]

Keith Sutton

Keith Sutton started his career in journalism at the age of 17 with the Surrey Advertiser group in 1962, moving to Fleet Street in 1966 to begin a 20-year career on national newspapers. After long spells with the Daily Express, Daily Mail and the Sunday Mirror, he left to take a BA Hons degree in History […]

Michele Lawty-Jones

Michele completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), studying Psychology with Maths.  She subsequently gained her PhD in Applied Psychology at London Guildhall University, lecturing and publishing a number of academic papers in the area of personality assessment. A Chartered Psychologist, Michele is passionate about people and social mobility, and the contribution that […]