Our Team

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Kelly LeeManaging Director

Kelly founded the business in 2011 and has a wealth of experience within the skills industry and lives and breathes the core values of the organisation. Passionate about skills delivery, Kelly's enthusiasm is ever present, inspiring the workforce to make a difference in all they do.
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Michael DitchburnHead of Digital

Michael joined as our Head of Digital early in 2016 and spearheads our business drive to offer an increasing number of digital solutions as part of our portfolio. With over 10 years’ experience of learning and development design, delivery and management across a wide range of businesses, Michael leads the team to develop digital learning solutions suitable for any business. His passion for technology and e-Learning has driven his career and he’s also a member and mentor of the e-Learning network. Most recently he also heads up the newly formed KF Training Digital Academy – the first in its area.
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Melissa GardinerHead of Quality and Compliance

Having started her career in Education in South Africa as an English and Drama teacher many moons ago, Melissa Gardiner, Head of Quality and Compliance has come to KF Training through numerous career changes - including being a hotel housekeeper and a construction manager - before finally returning to her first love of education around 6 years ago. Melissa has both further education and commercial experience which brings a rich understanding of both quality and compliance requirements within Ofsted and the Skills Funding Agency, as well as a passionate drive to meet the needs of employers looking for a quality training service with real return on investment.
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Fiona PallisterOperations Manager

Fiona has over 15 years’ experience in Education management working in the Voluntary, Public and Private Sectors. After working in the Insurance Industry for a number of years, she had a change in career to work for a Local Authority developing a strategic multi-agency service providing access to training and support for families across the county. Fiona then moved into managing Education centres and worked with local businesses and communities to identify training needs and plan bespoke training solutions. She has enjoyed the challenges encountered to date and remained passionate about the impact the right training can offer both individuals and businesses.
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Simon DoyleOperations Manager

Simon has over 25 years’ experience in Operational Leadership and Management within organisations throughout a wide range of industries and sectors. Simon spent his early career working in the Public sector in a variety of management roles related to organisational change. Leaving as a senior Operations Manager in 2008, he subsequently held several challenging roles such as International Corporate Training Consultant and a Learning & Development Training Manager.