Tim Balogun has taken over from Dr Andrew Green as the Chief Executive of the Learning Partnership for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Dr Green has retired after 17 years dedication and inspirational leadership of the company, taking it from its inception in 2001 to a company of 30 staff, over 100 delivery Partners and an annual turnover of over £3m.
The Learning Partnership has been at the heart of the delivery of £60m of EU Objective One, Convergence and Growth Programmes delivering European Social Fund projects which have supported over 40,000 young people and adults to improve their economic situation.
More recently The Learning Partnership has diversified beyond EU funding to deliver Youth Services and support to Care Leavers for Cornwall Council and Apprenticeships for the Skills Funding Agency.
Tim Balogun has a strong background in community and partnership working. After studying at Leeds University, Tim worked at the West Yorkshire Playhouse where he devised projects for the local community before going on to gain a Masters’ degree at The Royal College of Art. He was then appointed as the head of arts and communities at Basildon District Council.
Recognising his passion for developing projects and ideas which would benefit all members of the community, Tim then took on the role of Chief Executive at the inclusive charity Community Focus, where he established a trading arm, expanded its delivery and transformed the charity into a self-sustainable organisation which now reaches up to 1500 people a year.