The Board


Sandy Lindsay MBE

Non-Executive Chair

Awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to business and young people, Sandy is the founder and chair of Tangerine, one of the UK’s leading communications agencies, with more than 80 consultants, working with some of the world’s leading brands, including Specsavers, Ideal Standard, Pizza Hut and Baxi. In 2012 Sandy established a multi award winning apprentices’ academy, The Juice Academy, to help plug the digital skills gap in the North West and beyond and has so far created more than 400 digital marketing jobs for young people across the UK. Sandy chairs the skills group for the North West Business Leadership Team, is on the Business Leadership Council for Teach First and Vice Chair for Forever Manchester. She is NED of the Rugby Football League and Your Flock, a team engagement SAAS business. She is also a tech investor.

Chris Hill

Chris Hill

Chief Executive Officer

Chris founded Northcoders in 2016 after experiencing first-hand the challenges businesses face in hiring competent, work-ready software engineers in his previous role at Sky. Prior to Northcoders, Chris was a software developer working for companies of various sizes and across a number of business sectors. Chris’ commercial experience in software development helps to shape the Northcoders curriculum and to understand the high level requirements of Northcoders’ innovative programmes.

Amul Batra

Chief Operations Officer

Prior to joining Northcoders as Director in 2018, Amul spent 20 years in the music industry, latterly as managing director of Fwinki Music, a music management and consultancy company. He left music to set up a technology start-up and elected to sign up to Northcoders first-ever cohort as part of that process. During his time as a student, Amul was attracted by the wider Northcoders business proposition and became an early investor in NCR. He is responsible for critical account business development and has played a vital role in securing many of Northcoders contracts with businesses.

Charlotte Prior

Charlotte Prior

Chief Financial Officer

Charlotte joined Northcoders in August 2018. She has over eight years’ experience in finance roles ranging from the construction industry to a registered charity. Charlotte is responsible for managing the financial aspects of the Company, alongside HR and company secretarial matters. She also ensures that management and the Board have all of the information that they need to plan and make informed managerial and strategic decisions.

Nick Parker

Non-Executive Director

Nick, a qualified chartered accountant, is an experienced public company director with strong financial acumen obtained over 30 years working with public and private companies. Previous roles have included being chief executive officer of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club plc and Chief Financial Officer of Dyson Group plc and Wandisco plc, the latter of which he took to IPO in 2011. Nick has been working with Northcoders for the last year and was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 July 2021.

Page last updated: 27 July 2021


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