Chief Executive Officer
Neil has over 30 years’ experience within the building services engineering (BSE) sector. Neil started as an apprentice, which soon led to him running a successful plumbing and heating business. Neil has held senior roles in Further Education, managing a large building services department, and also worked as a Senior Manager for SummitSkills, a Sector Skills Council for the BSE sector.
Neil became BPEC CEO in January 2019. Prior to this, since joining BPEC in 2014, Neil held a variety of other senior positions at BPEC which included Deputy CEO, Head of Innovation & Development and Head of the BPEC Charity.
Outside of work, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, son-in-law and grandson. Neil is a keen sportsman; playing tennis for a local club and golfing occasionally. His friends describe him as a very competitive person, however he fervently disputes this claim!
Head of Operations and Development
Matt has worked in the plumbing industry since 1991, with almost 15 years’ experience in education, qualifications and assessment. Matt’s first 5 years in education were working in Further Education, where he developed as a Grade 1 Tutor, becoming a Subject Learning Coach and Mentor after attaining his teaching, assessing and verification qualifications. Matt then moved on to work in the private education sector as Director of Learning for a multi-site training organisation, specialising in Construction and Building Services where he was responsible for the quality of teaching and learning for all programmes as well as setting the strategy of the organisation.
Matt joined BPEC as a Development Manager in October 2015, and then planned and managed the development and implementation of the BPEC End-point Assessment Organisation.
In January 2019, Matt took a new role at BPEC as Head of Operations and Development.
Matt is a season ticket holder at Rotherham United and an avid stand-up comedy fan; he assures us that these activities are completely unrelated! His favourite quote is attributed to Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t… You’re right”.
Head of Finance and Business Services
Susannah has worked in the finance sector for 30 years, 15 years of which was spent in the public sector, where she has gained experience managing budgets and provided support to three major departments.
Susannah joined BPEC in May 2023 as the Head of Finance and Business Services where she is enjoying the challenge of working in the private sector; managing the Finance, IT, HR, and facilities team at BPEC .
Susannah enjoys going to the gym and loves running. Her goal is to run 10k a week. She also enjoys baking in her spare time, listening to music, going on walks and spending time with her family.