Interim Executive Leadership and Strategic Client Support (non-capital)

We have worked with a number of colleges, universities and local authorities to provide long-term interim executive leadership and short-term strategic client support in the areas of curriculum, quality, finance and estates.

Dr Robert Rees

Rob is an experienced senior leader and strategic education advisor. Having started in his career in the further education sector straight out of university, he has subsequently been Vice Principal with responsibility for curriculum, quality and students at a number of colleges in London and in the South of England on both permanent and interim contracts. In addition to these established roles, Rob has also acted as curriculum and quality support to colleagues in colleges, universities and local authorities. And, he has been used to develop regional education and skills responses through his work establishing an Institute of Technology; leading on an SDF project; and co-ordinating a response to a number of LSIF Stage 2 applications.

As a result, Rob is seen and experienced as a confident and highly capable leader, colleague and critical friend whose unrelenting focus is the student and apprentice experience and their outcomes.

A sample of Rob’s work includes:

  • Interim Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality (a college in the south)
  • Interim Vice Principal, Curriculum, Quality and the Student Experience (a college in London)
  • Quality Consultant (a large Local Authority)
  • Strategic Client Support for an Institute of Technology at application stage (co-ordinating the curriculum response; completing the financial model, assumptions and risk); acting as the conduit between the three legal teams; and, communication between all partners

Finally, as a highly experienced senior leader (including as Ofsted nominee) and consultant, Rob through his work, holds a number of positive and productive relationships with a range of external agencies. They include (or have included);

  • Ofsted (as nominee);
  • ESFA (Territorial team);
  • Department for Education;
  • Further Education Commissioners;
  • Local Authorities; and,
  • Employers, Business and Chambers.
Steve Carter

Steve Carter has extensive board-level experience of property, finance, funding and strategy in the higher education sector and with international PLC corporations. As the Chief Financial & Operating Officer at Southampton Solent University, Steve developed new finance and treasury strategies, led on land acquisition and master planning, and on the delivery of the iconic Spark building. At Southampton Solent University, he also had board level responsibility for IT, estates and financial reporting. Steve served as a Board Member at Fareham College during a critical period of estates development. He is chair of the CIMA pension fund, chair of the BAR council audit committee and a member of the investment committee of the Royal College of Radiologists. Steve’s interim executive roles at PMc have included acting as Consultant Chief Operating Officer at the University of Chichester and as a Strategic Financial Advisor to the University of Central Lancashire.