Chairman, IoD East Midlands
Gary Headland was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Lincoln College Group (LCG) on 4th August 2014 and is responsible for the Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough Colleges in the UK as well as international and commercial operations in the UK, the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, China, the Eastern Caribbean and Romania.
Prior to his current appointment, Gary was with Northgate Public Services for 3½ years as a Strategic Business Development Director and a Director at Norfolk Constabulary for over 2 years with responsibility for transformation, organisational performance and resource management. Prior to joining Norfolk Constabulary, Gary was a senior Royal Air Force officer and his military career spanned 23 years in locations throughout the UK and overseas in Germany, Italy and the Middle East.
Gary is an experienced Chairman of both private and education sector organisations and a highly experienced non-executive director. He is currently Chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire Branch of the Institute of Directors and Chairman of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. Gary is also a Midlands Engine Export Champion for the Department of International Trade. Gary became a Director of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership in January 2019.
Gary has underpinned his public and private sector career spanning nearly 33 years with high quality education and training: he holds an MA from Kings College London and an MBA from the Open University Business School. He is a graduate of the Defence Academy’s Advanced Command and Staff Course, which is a one-year full-time postgraduate course aimed at preparing the top 25% of all Armed Forces Officers for high grade appointments by developing their command, analytical and communications skills. Gary is a Member of the Institute of Directors and qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.