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Rick Moore Appointed Chair Leicester Miller Education Company

Thursday, 09 October 2008

The Leicester Miller Education Company (LMEC) has appointed Rick Moore as Chair of the Board.

A widely respected member of the Leicester community, Rick has served the city in a number of roles including Chair of The Leicestershire Economic Partnership which is responsible for driving forward the economic growth of Leicester and Leicestershire. He is also Chair of Business Builder (the commercial business development arm of The Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce) and Chairman of the Leicestershire & Rutland Board of the Prince's Trust Charity.

In addition to his public successes, he has also a wealth of experience within the private sector. A qualified surveyor, Rick is the co-founder of Moore & York and has previous development experience having successfully delivered a number of developments in the East Midlands.

Speaking of his appointment, Rick Moore said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed Chairman of LMEC. Leicester is my birth place and the place that I was educated; I am passionate about providing the current and future generations of Leicester with every opportunity to gain and benefit from a good education.

“The Building Schools for the Future programme is of enormous importance in providing the physical facilities and resources to help the City to continue improve the standard of education which it offers. I am confident that LMEC will deliver educational facilities that we and many generations to come will be proud of and can benefit from.”

Phil Harris, Director of the Leicester Miller Education Company, said: “I am delighted to welcome Rick on board. He brings with him a depth of experience at board level as well as a fantastic understanding and knowledge of the city and people of Leicester. I am confident that he will be a real asset to LMEC and we are looking forward to working closely with Rick to deliver a step change in Leicester’s educational facilities.”

The Leicester Miller Education Company is a joint venture Local Education Partnership between Leicester City Council, Miller Construction and Global Solutions Ltd (GSL) and was launched in December 2007 to act as the Councils development and delivery partner in the city’s ambitious £235million Building Schools for the Future Programme. The first four secondary schools in the programme are currently in construction with Phase 1 of the extensively remodelled Fullhurst Community College due to open at the beginning of 2009.