Leadership Team

The senior members of our leadership team keep Simply Academy heading in the right direction.

Peter Lingley
Since co-founding the business in 2006, Peter has been a driving force at Simply Academy. Putting his years of business experience into practice, he takes care of the overarching strategy and business plans. Ultimately, he’s accountable for the company’s performance.

Peter Lingley
Chief Operating Officer

Mark Fenwick
Mark was the other co-founder of Simply Academy and now takes responsibility for the apprenticeship side of operations. His experience in the financial and property sectors is channelled towards management of the apprenticeship team, both at HQ and across the country.

Mark Fenwick
Executive Director of Apprenticeships

Michele King Profile Picture
A highly experienced energetic L&D professional who combines creative and inspiring blended techniques to design and deliver strategic solutions, Michele’s primary concern is overseeing the implementation of our curriculum.

Michele King
Head of Curriculum

Yvonne Applebee
Yvonne brings 20 years of experience working within both Skills and Welfare to Work sectors to Simply Academy. Her knowledge of Quality in both apprenticeships and further education is extensive, and her ‘can do’ attitude means she has hit the ground running since her appointment to help us continue providing the very best service.

Yvonne Applebee
Quality & Compliance Manager

Adrian Cousins-Cuckson Profile Picture
Having worked for many years in financial services education, Adrian’s professional and pragmatic approach helps employers plan, develop and implement their apprenticeship programmes in partnership with us.

Adrian Cousins-Cuckson
Head of Employer Engagement

Margaret Andrews
Outstanding customer service is something on which we pride ourselves. Thanks to Maggie, who heads the Customer Service team, we’re known throughout the industry for our friendly, professional manner. Aside from running a great team, she takes point when it comes to keeping in touch with our corporate clients. It’s essential that we maintain a great working relationship with all our clients and this is something at which Maggie excels.

Margaret Andrews
Client Services Manager – Professional Qualifications

Louise Ditchman
We first met Louise in 2016 when she set about expanding her financial services knowledge in the learning division. She joined the team the next year and now assists our executive director, Mark, in planning, directing and running the apprenticeship team.

Louise Ditchman
Client Services Manager – Apprenticeships

Simply Academy is accredited as a trusted partner by The London Institute of Banking & Finance
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Simply Academy awarded the Highest Rated Courses Brilliance Award 2019 from CourseCheck
Simply Academy is FSQS (Financial Services Qualification System) registered

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