Esme Winch


Esme took up the role of Managing Director at NCFE in January 2016. This followed three years as Principal and Chief Executive of Loughborough College, during which she led on the formation and implementation of a £30m modernisation and strategic development plan which led to significant growth and success for the College. 

Prior to this, Esme was Group Director of NCG, and her 35-year career has also included a management buyout of Paperchase and senior roles at companies such as Timberland, Laura Ashley and Polo Ralph Lauren’s Parisian office.

In her role as Managing Director at NCFE, Esme oversees strategic direction and operations in awarding as well as the organisation’s Finance and IT departments.

Esme has been co-opted to the FAB Board as Director and Treasurer until the AGM in October 2017.