The Grimsby Institute Group is delighted to announce that the former CEO of Esteem, the partnership responsible for delivering Hull’s £400million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme, Sam Whitaker, has been appointed as the new Vice Principal for Strategic Projects.
Sam’s role will see him leading on the maximisation of current and future business opportunities and overseeing the Group’s strategic projects including the new Environmental Learning Logistics Hub, the Green Renewable Environment and Associated Technologies (GREAT) project and The Academy Grimsby, which has opened it’s doors to 14-16 year olds and offers an alternative route for young people seeking a career in Engineering or Care.
Sam has spent the majority of his career working in the education sector on a variety of programmes and Public Private Partnerships that have seen him taking responsibility for over 100 Schools; delivering 23 new and refurbished schools over a four year period as the CEO of Esteem.
Sam explained: “My main focus has always been to ensure that myself, my team and the organisations I’ve represented have got involved in the real issues that drive change and transformation in local communities such as creating training and employment opportunities, the community use of facilities, improving employability skills in young people and supporting schools in delivering the best teaching and learning offer for their learners.”
“I’m passionate about making a difference, especially to young people. We all spend a lot of time at work throughout our lives so to be successful it must also be personally rewarding.” “With the delivery of the BSF programme now complete I am delighted to take the role of Vice Principal Strategic Projects at the Grimsby Institute. This role will see me moving forward in a direction that I am extremely passionate about and I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities it will bring.” Sue Middlehurst, Principal of the Grimsby Institute Group, added: “We’re genuinely thrilled that Sam has joined us in this important role, that is going to be an integral driver in our strategic direction over the coming years. “Sam has been an advocate for the importance of education in our region and I am sure his enthusiasm is going to be a great asset to the already strong Senior Management Team of the Grimsby Institute Group.”