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London Progression Collaboration

Meet the IPPR London Progression Collaboration team

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Anna Ambrose

Director of the London Progression Collaboration

Prior to joining IPPR in June 2019, Anna worked for education charity Ambition Institute. Until 2017 she was Area Director for the West Midlands and South West, supporting schools and multi-academy trusts to develop their workforce through a range of government-funded and traded programmes. Most recently, she was Director of School Partnerships Operations, leading the operational delivery of Ambition's sales and account management function. Anna also led Ambition's staff equality, diversity and inclusion work.

Alongside professional interests in education and skills, Anna is a primary school governor and volunteers as a regional leader for grassroots education organisation WomenEd. She has a degree in music and an MPhil in musicology, both from the University of Cambridge where she studied at Girton College.

Anna has written for FE Week on the values and aims at the heart of the London Progression Collaboration's mission.

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Ajay Purbhoosing

Account Manager, London Progression Collaboration

Prior to joining IPPR in September 2019, Ajay worked for an educational charity the NOCN group. Over the past four years Ajay account managed the London and South East region and worked with colleges, training providers and employers to assist in the development of their curriculum. As the landscape of education went through the apprenticeship reform Ajay has been there leading the way to enable his customers to navigate the world of apprenticeships and education.

Having worked across various sales oriented roles, Ajay has focused his career within the charity sector due to his values and beliefs in helping others.

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Rob Singh

Senior Account Manager, London Progression Collaboration

Rob’s role involves him helping Retail, Catering and Hospitality employers in London to better understand what Apprenticeships mean for their businesses and how to tap into the benefits, in particular the transferring of unused levy from large organisations to SMEs to get out of work and low skilled Londoners onto a pathway of progression through Apprenticeship positions.

Prior to joining IPPR in September 2019, Rob worked for education charity Ambition Institute. Rob worked with Schools and Multi Academy Trusts in East London and the East of England to develop their workforce through a range of government-funded and traded programmes to help their teachers and leaders to keep getting better to improve the prospects for their disadvantaged pupils.

Before Rob decided to put his skills to use in tackling inequality through education and skills, Rob had a career in magazine publishing, holding key marketing positions at several leading publishers working predominantly on music and entertainment magazines.

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Oscar Watkins

Senior Account Manager, London Progression Collaboration

Before joining IPPR in September 2019, Oscar worked at the Greater London Authority, where he led work on the Mayor’s infrastructure policy. Oscar worked on a range of initiatives, including City Hall’s work on economic regulation of the utility networks, projects to reduce congestion associated with street works, and an initiative to improve how infrastructure investments are planned. Recently, Oscar authored chapter 11 of the London Plan, which sets out the Mayor’s ambitions for funding and financing infrastructure and housing.

Alongside his interests in infrastructure and housing, Oscar volunteers as a Community Organiser with charity Citizens UK. In this role he has built a team of community leaders, who have resettled more than 50 vulnerable refugees to the London Borough of Brent.