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Sarah Jackson

Communications Officer

Sarah Jackson joined WEA as Communications Officer in 2022.

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Steven Hunter

Digital Marketing Manager

Steve is the Digital Marketing Manager at the WEA. He has over ten years experience in digital and has been part of the WEA team for over four years.

John Widdowson, WEA Chair of Trustees
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John Widdowson

Chair of Trustees

John began his career as a lawyer but worked in Further and Higher Education for nearly forty years, the last twenty-two of which were as Principal and Chief Executive of New College Durham. 

April Cheung
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April Cheung

Marketing Officer

April Cheung is a Marketing Officer at the WEA. She specialises in employability and recruitment marketing as well as supporting learner engagement.

Simon Parkinson, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the WEA
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Simon Parkinson

Chief Executive and General Secretary

Simon Parkinson is the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the WEA.

Elaine Wilkie head of region WEA Yorkshire & Humber
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Elaine Wilkie

Head of Region: Yorkshire and Humber

Head of Region: Yorkshire and Humber

Lee Armon
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Lee Armon

Environmental Science & Sustainability Tutor

Lee is an Environmental Science and Sustainability Tutor at WEA. He is also a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. In other words, if you want to know anything about climate issues or sustainability, Lee is the person to go to!

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Amie Alissa Watson

Green/Sustainability Tutor

Amie is a Green and Sustainability Tutor for WEA. She is experienced in all things green matters and eco-living.

Katie Easy, Director of Education for Community Learning
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Katie Easey

Director of Education: Community Learning

Katie is the Director of Education: Community Learning at the WEA.

Pat Kynaston, WEA President & National Officer
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Pat Kynaston

President & National Officer

Pat started her main career in TSB Bank as a clerk and moved through cashier, marketing, assistant to an area manager and finally as banking liaison & support in their computer centre. In 1992 she left the Bank and set up her own company offering privately organised coach tours to social groups.

Chris Morgan, WEA Director of Education: Employability & Skills
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Chris Morgan

Director of Education: Employability & Skills

Chris Morgan is the Director of Education: Employability & Skills at the WEA.

Lindsay Pearson, WEA Deputy President & National Officer
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Lindsay Pearson

Deputy President & National Officer 

Lindsay has been involved with the WEA for some 40 years. He started as a learner and joined a local Committee running classes and discussing WEA matters with colleagues in East Kent and wider. He was the first Southern Regional Chair at the creation of the Region and has also been a member of Council and was a nominated Trustee Committee member before first being elected as a Trustee in 2016.