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Meet our new CEO

Authored on 5 Jul 2017

Tricia Smith has been welcomed as the new Chief Executive Officer at The Source Skills Academy following the retirement of Ann Cadman OBE. 

The Source is a leading provider of apprenticeships, training and employment support within the Sheffield City Region and was recently graded as ‘Good’ by OFSTED. With over 16 years of experience in the Education sector, Tricia joins the organisation from Barnsley College.

Tricia also spent time working with the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Local Enterprise Partnership, supporting the SCR Area Based Review and has lead on the SCR FE Colleges’ involvement in shaping the regional skills policies. 

Tricia has joined the organisation at a great time as she explains, “The Source is a prominent part of the business community and I have joined the company at an exciting time. I knew before I started that The Source had an excellent reputation for the high quality of the education and training offered and the wider services provided. 

“This is clearly demonstrated through the achievement of being rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED, delivering excellent education and training, alongside high quality commercial services.  Although I have only been here a short time, I have already witnessed the hard work and commitment that has driven these results. 

“The educational landscape has always been a moving feast, but currently we are undergoing some of the biggest changes we have seen in the past 30 years.  There will be challenges ahead, but from challenges come great opportunities and I am excited to work with the team here at The Source to support the region’s skills agenda.” 


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