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Meet the management team

 

RCU is an employee owned company meaning we are all 100% committed to the long term success of the company. This is achieved by providing outstanding customer service. In addition to our full time staff RCU employs a number of Associates whose specialist skills help us on specific projects.

Richard Boniface

Managing Director

BSc.(Hons), FRSA, CMRS, ACGI. Richard leads the strategic research and consultancy activities at RCU. He has managed major research projects for BIS, the Skills Funding Agency and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). He has developed particular expertise in linking skills supply and skills demand and in supporting colleges with their strategic development. Prior to joining RCU in 2004 he was Deputy Principal of a large FE College and also has extensive industrial experience having worked as an electronic engineer. Recent research reports include The Impact of College Based HE for ETF and Evaluation of Community Learning Trust Pilots for BIS.

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Richard Boniface

Managing Director

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Graham Whalley

Deputy Director

Graham has an extensive and in-depth knowledge merging datasets to meet the information requirements of clients and has helped to pioneer RCU’s highly innovative approaches to analysing post-16 FE and HE data.

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Graham Whalley

Deputy Director

Gareth Wilson

Research Director

Gareth has led on large strategic planning projects that have utilised data analysis processes, qualitative and quantitative research techniques to produce robust evidence to support the research recommendations. He leads on RCUs work in economic development including working with LEPs. He has also developed services to help groups of Colleges enter into dialogue with LEPs and other funding bodies.

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Gareth Wilson

Research Director

Peter Byram

Research Director

Peter heads up RCU’s survey processing and statistical analysis team. He is responsible for overseeing the quality assurance procedures associated with the design, administration, processing and validation of surveys and to ensure that all research conforms to the highest standards of the market research industry.

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Peter Byram

Research Director

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Louise Breckell

Office and Finance Manager

Louise is responsible for the company finances and administration of the company’s ISO 20252 quality assurance system. Louise also provides administrative and logistical support to individual projects.

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Louise Breckell

Office and Finance Manager

Chris Lee

Director of Marketing & Communications

Chris is primarily responsible for marketing, communications and customer support and is the key point of contact for over 300 Colleges currently subscribed to RCU’s Vector, LMI and MiDES services. Chris has also led on a number of market assessment projects for Colleges.

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Chris Lee

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Dave Carter

Director of Statistical Analysis

Since joining RCU, Dave has developed a wide range of skills and experience in quantitative research methodologies, statistical techniques and data analysis. He leads on quality assurance for RCU data products and customer research projects ensuring that outputs are robust and validated.

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Dave Carter

Director of Statistical Analysis

David Goodwin

Quality and Data Manager

David is highly experienced in data analysis and the interrogation of large datasets and leads on RCU and the AoC’s MiDES. David is also heavily involved in the data quality side of the company and has a key role within the implementation and upkeep of RCU’s Information Security Management System and ISO 27001 accreditation.

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David Goodwin

Quality and Data Manager

Alex Rapsomanikis

Senior Software Developer

Alex joined RCU in 2011, since qualifying with a Bsc (Hons) Degree in Computer Science & Engineering Alex went on to complete an MSc (PGDip) in IT Security. Alex’s areas of expertise are in software development and database administration using Oracle and SQL services and is an integral part of RCU’s product development team.

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Alex Rapsomanikis

Senior Software Developer

Mick Fletcher

FE Policy Analyst and RCU non-executive Director

Mick was formerly a Research Manager with the LSDA and has 34 years experience of working in the further education sector, the last 20 of which has been spent working at a national level. He has particular in-depth expertise in relation to funding and planning post-16 learning, management development and the arrangements for quality improvement and inspection.

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Mick Fletcher

FE Policy Analyst and RCU non-executive Director

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Phil Huggon

Chairman and RCU non-executive Director

Phil read languages at Oxford then joined BP Gas Europe in London, Lisbon and then Brussels. Subsequently, Phil has worked at MARS and Shell in a variety of marketing, business development and brand management roles. Phil currently pursues his interests in health and education, taking up the post of Marketing and UK Recruitment Director at the University of Salford. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of NHS Manchester Primary Care Trust

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Phil Huggon

Chairman and RCU non-executive Director

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