Our People

Executive Leadership Team

Angela Berry


A dedicated education and training leader, Angela has worked in a variety of roles across the post-16 landscape for more than 25 years.

Her previous positions include Group Director for Partnerships working as part of a team to bring a Multi Academy Trust and FE College together in a strategic alliance to deliver outstanding education to all. Her other roles include Chief Executive of a business and education charity and Head of School for Apprenticeship and Adult Education.

Angela is committed to strong financial management and ensuring value for money, including the delivery of effective and efficient shared services. She also has specialist knowledge in growth and investments, marketing and communications, careers, and progression.

As CEO, Angela wants to bring outstanding post-16 education and progression to young people and the community, who are at the heart of her work. She has developed her leadership ability and style through training, including peer coaching and mentoring.

Angela is a keen theatre supporter with a passion for dance. She is married with two daughters and tries to keep fit by running a few times a week.


Andy Grant


Having completed an Honours Degree in Law Andy began his career in the voluntary sector working with disadvantaged young people.

This included community work alongside delivery of education activities to youths within the Portsmouth community. Andy then pursued his passion for education by moving to Fareham College where he managed the student and learning support services for four years. He undertook a similar role at Eastleigh College before progressing to a senior management position at St Vincent College in 2012. Since then Andy has been instrumental in supporting the sustained improvements in student outcomes and destinations and was internally appoint to the position of Head of College in January 2020.

Central Services Team

Louisa Calder

Group HR Director

Annette Born

Director of Finance

Steve McDermott


Steve has been a part of the Lighthouse Learning Trust for three years and has nearly 18 years of experience working in education, with 14 of those years being focused on Management Information Systems (MIS). Prior to joining the Trust, he served as the MIS and Funding Manager at Highbury College for 12 years. His current areas of responsibility at the Trust include maintaining and improving management information systems, ensuring compliance with funding rules and regulations, and overseeing the exams, timetabling, admissions, and central administration functions.

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