Head of Education and Skills
Confederation of British Industry (confirmed)
John Cope is the CBI’s Head of Education & Skills, leading the CBI’s work across education, from the early years through to lifelong learning and retraining. Alongside this, John chairs the CBI’s LGBT+ Network. Originally from the Midlands, most of John’s career prior to the CBI was spent in policy and communications, including advising three past education ministers and being a founding director of an education and mental health research institute. Outside of work, John is a governor of an SEND school and sits on the Education Policy Institute’s Advisory Board.