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Pinnacle Growth Group’s Judith Neill becomes College Development Network Board Member 

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Pinnacle Growth Group

29th Sep 2022

Judith Neill, General Manager at Lisburn – based business growth consultancy, Pinnacle Growth Group, has been appointed to the board of College Development Network (CDN). Judith is one of three new board members appointed by the Scottish organisation, earlier this month.


She joins fellow appointees, Julia Belgutay and Professor Ken Thomson OBE, together with whom she will help to support CDN’s vision that Scotland’s colleges will enhance student success, support a prosperous economy, and help the country’s communities to thrive.

Based in Stirling, Scotland, CDN leads on innovation, creating opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and the sharing of ideas for best practice. The organisation currently supports Scotland’s 26 colleges.

Judith says, “It is an honour to have been appointed a board member by CDN. In this role, I hope to help the organisation realise its vision of leading, creating and sharing across learning.


“At Pinnacle Growth Group, we enable business growth for clients right across the UK and Ireland and I hope to harness this experience to help CDN realise its aspiration of becoming the ‘go to’ organisation for anyone involved in Scotland’s college sector.”


With over 20 years’ national and international experience, Judith has successfully nurtured the development and commercial growth of numerous organisations across a spectrum of sectors.


Having operated across various private and public sector organisations, including those governed by international regulatory bodies, she brings experience across various levels of governance, and of implementing processes to support adherence.


During her career, Judith has steered various organisations forward utilising quantitative and qualitative analysis to support key decision making, whilst developing an extensive national and international professional network.


Paul Houlden, Chair of CDN Board, comments: “We are delighted to welcome three such experienced and high calibre new Board Members to CDN.


“Judith, Julia and Ken bring a wealth of knowledge to their roles and the CDN Board and team very much look forward to working with them, as we continue to support the college sector.”


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