Hello from the Titan Team


Carolyn Chapman-Lees
Chief Executive Officer

Carolyn is the Chief Executive of the Titan Partnership and oversees all strategic and operational activity of the organisation. Carolyn work closely with key stakeholders and employers across Birmingham developing strategic partnerships and also delivers on the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme.


Claire Mitchell-White
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Director

Claire is responsible for the strategic development and management of our ITT courses. Working closely with all trainees and staff in schools Claire ensures that they are well supported and also have access to the wide range of unique CPD opportunities provided by Titan. Claire is the strategic lead for all communication with Birmingham City University, the accrediting body for the Titan ITT programmes.


Ross Anderson
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and CPD Manager

Ross manages the Titan ITT programmes on a day-to-day basis and is the key point of contact for all schools involved in the programmes. He works closely with the trainees and delivers many of the additional elements of the programmes. Ross also develops, manages and delivers the Titan CPD Programme, including the new NQT offer.


Sean Bates
Marketing Coordinator/ITT Coordinator

Sean is Titan’s Marketing Coordinator, managing all marketing and communications activity on behalf of the organisation. He is also responsible for the day-to-day running of all of our ITT courses and is the main point of contact for trainees, ensuring they are kept up-to-date with course developments and important information.


Zoe Meikle
ITT Administrator

Zoe manages all applications onto our ITT courses and assists with all administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of these programmes. Zoe also assists with general administration duties across Titan.


Brian Martin
Funded Projects Manager

Brian manages all externally funded projects including those funded by the EU and delivered by Titan in partnership with its members and partners across Europe. He is also responsible for seeking out opportunities to fund additional activities and training for members which enhance best practice and enrich the learning experiences of young people.


Jackie Plimmer
Skills, Employability & Careers Manager

Jackie is responsible for managing a wide range of skills, employability and careers events and activities for the network. Working closely with careers staff across the network Jackie helps to create opportunities for students that will inspire and help raise aspirations as to their future education and employment options.


Shazia Hussain
Operations Manager & Finance Officer

Shazia is responsible for managing Titan’s day-to-day business operations including the finance and HR functions. Shazia provides financial support and guidance across all of Titan’s projects and is also responsible for the payroll service provided by Titan.


Sarah Payne
Senior Office and Events Co-ordinator

Sarah oversees the smooth running of the Titan office, provides comprehensive PA support to the Chief Executive and administrates all network meetings. Sarah also co-ordinates all of Titan’s events and activities.

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