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Graham Simons

Graham joined CVQO in 2012 on the ILM programme and added City & Guilds to his role shortly after, becoming City & Guilds Manager in 2022.

Graham graduated from Cambridge University and a career in teaching followed in England and Kenya that spanned 30 years in the independent sector. His career in education included a variety of roles from head of science to senior boarding housemaster and director of IT.  Throughout his career Graham actively supported the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Award which has seen him lead many successful expeditions to Kenya, Iceland and Madagascar. Further to this, Graham enjoyed many years in Scouting and is also keenly involved in other community volunteer work in Cumbria.