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Chris Payne is Group Director for Strategic Partnerships for NCG, one of the UK’s largest educational groups with comprising six colleges and two training providers with a truly national reach.  He leads on college mergers for the group and also manages external partnerships with the Group’s strategic stakeholders including the funding agencies and Ofsted.

Chris retains operational responsibility for Group-wide quality and business assurance, along with custodianship of the Group’s Taught Degree Awarding Powers, which were achieved in 2016.  In addition to this Chris is also a Director of the Group’s subsidiary companies – The Intraining Group and Rathbone Training.