Sam Parrett OBE FCIPD MSc is the Principal and CEO of London South East Colleges. LSEC was formed following a series of mergers between the former Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Orpington Colleges. Through the LSEC Apprenticeship Company the College operates a managing agency which delivers over 1500 apprenticeships. She is also the CEO of Bromley Educational Trust, a multi academy trust which supports a number of schools and academies in south east London, and is building a secondary free school which will open in 2019.
Sam started her career in the learning and skills sector 25 years ago as an NVQ Assessor working for a national training provider, progressing to Regional Manager before working for a TEC, the LSC and a RDA and then joining the FE Sector to lead on apprenticeships and business development and progressing through three colleges to be appointed Principal of Bromley College of Further and Higher Education in 2010. Since joining she has led the College through a major strategic development and transformation programme and was awarded an OBE for services to further education in 2016.
Sam is a board member of AELP and Faith and Beliefs in FE (FBFE). She is a member of the HEFCE Accountability and Regulation Strategic Advisory Committee and the HEFCE Teaching Excellence & Student Opportunity Strategic Advisory Committee. She is a fellow of the CIPD and a fellow of RSA.