ICON is today pleased to welcome two new people to the Senior Leadership Team. Sara Goldie and Jonathan Davies have taken up positions as Director of Operations and Director of Strategy & Communications respectively.
Sara will be responsible for the design development and implementation of new ways of working across the organisation as well as leading the specific transformation, improvement and efficiency of teaching and assessment mechanisms through a strong learner focus.
Sara joins the ICON team after a decade at HIT training and brings with her extensive knowledge, experience and visionary leadership accumulated during 24 years delivering WBL post-16 education and training. Sara said, “I am thrilled to be part of the ICON team. My entire career has been spent in the pursuit of quality and excellence and I look forward to continuing that tradition by providing the very best training solutions to ICON’s current and future customers.”
Jonathan will be responsible for leading the company’s public affairs, including all levels of Government, public policy development, external and internal communications and strategic business partnerships.
Jonathan brings to ICON a wide ranging portfolio of experience gained as a secondary school teacher, Head of Policy & Public Affairs for the Welsh NHS Confederatiion, Special Adviser to the First Minister in Wales, Director of Communications & Insight for Sport Wales and as National Director for Physical Activity.
Jonathan said, “I am pleased to be joining ICON at this very exciting time. I am looking forward to ensuring strong development across all key strategic business areas and to ensuring that ICON’s communications and public affairs, both internal and external, are clear, concise and consistently showcase the tremendous learning experience ICON delivers on a daily basis.”
Gary Denton, Managing Director said, “I couldn’t be more pleased that we have brought on board two vastly experienced directors who bring heavyweight abilities to drive ICON on to ensure we continue to build on our market leading reputation for high quality learner and employer training solutions . We already have higher success rates for employer and learner satisfaction rates than other providers and these appointments will ensure we remain the market leader.”
Julian Leybourne, ICON CEO, added “We are really very excited to welcome Sara and Jonathan to our senior leadership team. Not only will they bring a diverse and complimentary range of high level experience and skills, but also an enormous network of contacts and an outstanding track record of delivery in previous roles. I look forward to a bright and exciting future for ICON delivering training that strengthens learner employability, raises aspirations and builds confidence. ”