Terry Hodgkinson CBE DL
Chair of the NCFE Board
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Terry is an advocate of continuous learning, training and personal development. He considers inspirational leadership a quality that influences growth and development of people in all aspects of their lives.
Terry’s career spans over 38 years in business with executive and non-executive experience in privately owned, not-for profit and government organisations. He recently led the Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward as its chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of Yorkshire and Humber with an annual budget of £350 million. The Agency was responsible for Adult Skills and during his time in post, Terry frequently engaged with sixth forms, schools and FE colleges and worked closely with university VCs in creating connections with core businesses, allowing them to contribute to the region’s economy. He has now been appointed a Visiting Professor attached to the Faculty of Business and Law at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Since leaving Yorkshire Forward Terry has launched his new business branded “Inspiration for Industry, Education and Regeneration”. Alongside this, Terry continues his work with The Alchemists Foundation which is a Community Interest Company he founded in 2010, raising aspirations and creating a platform for young people to acquire new skills and tools to prepare for future challenges in their business, professional and personal life.
Terry was honoured in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday honours list with a CBE for services to ‘business and regeneration’ and has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, is a Chartered Director and an ambassador for the Chartered Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield.
In 2016 Terry was awarded IoD Non-Executive Director of the Year for Yorkshire and the North East.
Terry joined the NCFE board in February 2012.