East of England

Patrick Hughes

Patrick is the Chair of Groundwork East.

He is Vice- Chair of Papworth Trust, the Cambridgeshire – based disability charity; and a Trustee of Clarion Futures, the charitable arm of the Clarion Housing Group. Patrick is also a member of the St Albans Employment and Skills Partnership. He runs a small strategy consultancy, Salientwork Ltd, focusing on spreading good practice in the employment and employability sectors in the UK and Europe. His previous civil service career was largely with DWP running Jobcentre services and implementing employment and skills programmes. As DWP Director for East of England he launched and chaired the region’s Employment and Skills Board.