Frank Lord, Chair Expand Frank’s experience covers serving on more than 14 National and Regional boards across the voluntary, public and private sectors. These have included the board of the BBC Corporation where Frank steered education policy. Frank’s early career was shaped in the retail sector working through to become a Group Managing Director for a large automotive business and today Frank is retained by major motor manufactures as an independent director for their retail networks. His main passion is people, particularly the development of people to help them reach their full potential and deal with whatever barriers stop them from realising this. Frank has received National recognition for the work he has done including invitations to No 10 and giving evidence at select committees. Today Frank is still building businesses and helping people as Executive Chairman of the Babington Group which in the last four years has helped over 3,200 people achieve an apprenticeship and in the last year has helped more than 3,800 people in some form of learning. Giving young people the best start in life is a mission for Frank, as Chairman of the Education Business Partnership for Derbyshire work is being undertaken with schools to help young people make the right career choices and over 700 Ambassadors who are in employment are carrying out voluntary work in schools to help and inspire those young people. As a Samaritan volunteer for many years Frank has had the privilege of working with people who really do care about others so he was delighted to be able to have this involvement with First Steps Derbyshire as the Trustees, Cathy the founder and Chief Executive, all the staff and volunteers are bound by one common factor; a passion about believing in what they do to bring positive and lasting change to the lives of those affected by all types of eating difficulties. Frank says: “I have the great fortune to be blessed with a wonderful family who put up with all my failings. My love is to keep fit, keep riding my Harley-Davidson, but known for my sense of humour a 3 wheeler Reliant Robin is kept on the drive for back up in the bad weather as we get plenty of that in the Peak District where I live”.