Former Dyson CEO named Learning Curve Group chair

Former Dyson CEO named Learning Curve Group chair

Martin McCourt, the former CEO of Dyson, has been named as the new chairman of Bishop Auckland-based Learning Curve Group (LCG).

McCourt brings a wealth of experience to the role having played a key part in transforming the iconic British electronics firm into an international force during his 15-year tenure.

LCG, which last year enjoyed turnover of £22m, delivers training to over 50,000 learners a year, including NEET young people, unemployed adults, and those looking to develop in the workplace.

McCourt said: “Learning Curve Group is a dynamic company that has an interesting and excellent portfolio of provision and products and displays an ambition to grow and succeed, which I very much admire.

“I have enjoyed success developing ideas and products throughout my career, and I am excited to be part of a company in a sector that is new to me but which has great potential for technological advance.

“Education and training is a fast-paced and dynamic sector, with many challenges. Meeting those challenges as chairman of Learning Curve Group is something I am very much looking forward to doing.”

Brenda McLeish, chief executive of LCG believes McCourt will bring a new dimension to the board and will help move the business to the next level.

She added: “Martin’s track record over many years is hugely impressive, and his work moving Dyson from a great British name into a company of true international repute was exceptional.

“Crucial to us is his obvious passion for education and enriching people’s lives, which is something we achieve through our sometimes life changing programmes, services and support to individuals of all ages, and his expertise at moving technology forward.

“He was very keen to become involved in education, and his wealth of business knowledge is very important to our growth in matters such as procuring government funding, the Apprenticeship Levy, and new directions for the technology we have pioneered.

“This is an exciting new chapter for Learning Curve Group and for Martin, and we believe we have a very dynamic future together.”