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Speaker Biography

Paul Pritchard

Paul began his career with the Westland Helicopters Company as an Engineering Apprentice and subsequently as a Graduate Trainee. His career has been centred on People Development, holding Human Resources management posts in the Westland Group, Unigate and JCB. He also held General Management and Director posts within Unigate's Engineering subsidiary as well of an International Dairy subsidiary of the Swedish Multi National Alfa Laval, working for year-long postings in Italy and Holland.

Paul has been with JCB since 1988, until recently as Group Head of Learning and Development, where he headed their Corporate University.

JCB is a leading exponent of personal development for all its staff worldwide, which enables it to realise its vision of being a true 'Learning Company'.

JCB has been a pioneer in developing robust links between Industry and Education and in acknowledgement of this received, the Leonardo Award for Leadership from the DTI.

Paul has been the Head of the JCB 14 – 19 Academy Project from its inception and is now Chair of Governors of the Academy which opened in September 2010.