As the new year beckons, SIPS Education – the West Midlands’ premier, customer-owned education service provider goes from strength to strength – and is making a strong statement of intent through the appointment of Brian Cape as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Lucy Bray, Chair of SIPS Board, comments: “We have a bold vision for SIPS to offer the best specialist support to schools and Brian is key to this.  He offers fresh thinking, talent and strategic vision with an impressive CV including time at Birmingham City Council as Head of Commercial Development and Cityserve’s Head of Service, Head of Funding at The National Lottery Community Fund and National Operations Manager at Citigroup. Brian is an exceptional leader with a substantial background in commercial development, strategic business change and growth, operational management, marketing, communications, funding and finance.”

The SIPS story is one of great success, delivered with customers at the forefront of innovation.  With a refreshed brand, and a comprehensive suite of new and reinvigorated services for education providers, Brian joins the organisation at an exciting time, complete with ideas to take the company to the next level.

Brian comments “I’m thrilled to be joining SIPS Education in January 2020. It is a fantastic organisation and its mutual, not-for-profit status matches my personal social and civic values. I am extremely ambitious for the service and I look forward to joining the team in leading its next chapter; one constant will be a commitment to delivering outstanding and innovative services to an exceptional standard. I look forward to meeting customers and engaging with staff as 2020 unfolds.”