John Yarham, Deputy CEO, The Careers & Enterprise Company
John Yarham joined the Careers and Enterprise Company in April 2019 as its Deputy Chief Executive. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of a midlands-based social enterprise, ‘Futures’, which supports 100,000 people a year into employment. During his time there, the organisation grew by a third, diversifying its service offer and gaining the rating of ‘Outstanding’ for its National Careers Service delivery. John has had a career in employment and skills related activity spanning the last twenty years. Having trained and worked as a careers adviser in a range of settings, he has also had leadership roles in managing further education funding and strategy. He has also worked in local Government, where he was the Director of Economic Development for Nottingham City Council, developing the Nottingham Growth Plan and the agreement of the Nottingham City Deal, which was the catalyst for Nottingham’s Creative Quarter and the creation of a new venture capital fund. He is chair of an awarding body and trustee at several charities as well as being a school governor at a secondary school and a former chair of governors at a primary school.