Changes to the HfL Board

    Published: 26 March 2020

    Herts for Learning Ltd (HfL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Fisher and Nick Novak as non-executive directors to the HfL Board.

    Jo Fisher has been appointed by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) to be one of their two nominated representatives on the HfL Board. As Operations Director, Children & Young People for HCC, Jo has extensive experience as a senior manager in children’s services and is passionate about inclusive education.  In her current role she provides strategic leadership for SEND transformation and provision, as well as Early Help (Families First) Services, the Virtual School, YC Herts and Specialist Adolescent Services in Hertfordshire.

    Following a successful recruitment campaign through Nurole, Nick Novak has been appointed as a Co-opted Non-Executive Director on the HfL Board.  For the past 15 years, he has worked with and grown teams that help to improve our world, with a specific focus on technology in education and social action. Having successfully supported several EdTech teams and products, he now helps socially minded organisations, like Herts for Learning, to grow and maximise their positive impact. 

    The Board would like to thank Robin Barrett, as he steps down from the HfL Board on 25 March 2020, after serving two terms as a Co-opted Non-Executive Director, including 18 months as the Chair of the Board.  Gavin Flynn will succeed Robin as Chair of the Board from 26 March 2020.

    Andrew de Csilléry, Managing Director at HfL said, “We are delighted to be joined on our Board by Jo and Nick.  Their backgrounds and experience will be invaluable in supporting our work in schools and educational settings and the delivery of our business growth strategy over the coming years.”

    “We would also like to express our gratitude to Robin for his invaluable support and input to the Board over the past six-years, particularly in his recent role as Chair of the Board.  He leaves the Board and the business in a very good position, during these exceptional times.”

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