Core Team

Get to know the members of our core team

David Coyne

Programme Director

David is Director of the Centre for Work-based Learning, and since taking up the post in the summer of 2017, has been responsible for developing the Partnership, and implementing the initial three year plan of work.

He has a rich background in economic development, with experience of infrastructure, employability, neighbourhood regeneration and international development.

When not working he will most likely be cycling, cooking, or camping with his family.

Veronica Leonard 

Project Manager

Veronica is the Project Manager for the Centre for Work-based Learning. Since joining the team in January 2019 she has been working closely with both the Programme Director and wider team to manage and report on progress of CWBL's portfolio of programmes and projects to ensure the effective development and implementation of the Centre's workplan.

Veronica has an extensive background in both private and public sector, having spent the last 6 years in the College sector she has in depth and broad knowledge and understanding of apprenticeships and work-based learning.

Outside of work Veronica can be found walking her dogs, gardening and always in the kitchen cooking for family and friends.

Ami Jack

Business Support Executive

Ami is the Business Support Executive for the Centre for Work-based Learning. Since joining the team in May 2019, Ami has supported a number of industry-focused and international projects that are within the Centre's portfolio. She has also developed reporting and evaluation processes to identify opportunities across all areas.

Ami attained a First Class Honours in a Law and Business degree before taking up a graduate role in London. She has vast commercial experience from both the public and private sectors.

Outside of work, Ami can be found in the spin studio, out socialising with friends or at the airport!

Kelly Pritchard

Partnership Support Executive

Kelly is the Partnership Support Executive for the Centre for Work-based Learning. This involves maintaining the relationships with the Centre’s founding partners, engaging with innovative organisations involved in work-based learning and promoting the Centre’s work to external relations.

Prior to joining the Centre in late 2018, Kelly completed university with a Law degree and took up a graduate post in the Scottish Government’s Employability and Skills Directorate focussing on stakeholder engagement for devolved employability services, before moving to the Corporate Affairs team within Skills Development Scotland.

Out of work Kelly is most likely to be attending her night classes in interior design, cooking or hitting up the gym.

Caitlin MacIver

Events Graduate Intern

Caitlin is the Events Intern for the Centre for Work-based Learning. Since joining the team in October, two weeks prior to the Centre’s largest event-Symposium 2018, she has been thrown in the deep end and has been thriving ever since by assisting the delivery of our PRAXIS events. Caitlin is responsible for the delivery of a number of events targeting key stakeholders, training providers, businesses and employers who are developing work-based learning.

Caitlin graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a BA Honours Degree in Events Management. Caitlin is a fluent Gaelic speaker and spent a year at home in Stornoway before joining the Centre, working as a marketing assistant for an agricultural cooperative.

Outside of work Caitlin can be found cooking, socialising with family and friends, attending events and festivals.

Jonathan Shaw

Research Graduate Intern

Jonathan is the Research Intern for the Centre for Work-based Learning. Jonathan will aid and assist in the production of quality research data which will inform and support key objectives of the Centre. He will also support the Centre’s PRAXIS events by researching and identifying emerging themes to develop the scope of the brief for each event.

Jonathan graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA Honours degree in History and attained an MSc. In Political Communication from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the Centre, Jonathan has been involved in a variety of research and analytical projects.

Outside of work Jonathan can be found watching football, socialising or playing Lacrosse for the Scotland international team.

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