Meet Your Regional Reps

BP626-Regional Rep logo-2019The CDI is very grateful to work with an exceptional group of volunteers who run the regional communities, engaging members locally and representing their views at the CDI Council. 


The regional representatives:


 North East

Ronnie BurnRonnie Burn

As Careers Leader and Head of Careers Education and Student Progress at Newcastle College, I am thrilled to accept the role as regional representative for the CDI in the North East. Having worked in the Further Education sector for over 25 years and for the past 4 years in a leading coordination role as Career Leader I am excited to be promoting the profession at a time of considerable change and development.

Mark Fox NE Region 1Mark Fox

Hi, I’m Mark and I can’t believe I did my DipCG at Reading University back in 1995! I started off working for Prospects in South London and then in 1999 made the big move up to the North East. After stints as a school-based Careers Adviser, Connexions Team Leader and Area-Wide Prospectus (remember that??) Project Manager I was privileged to be involved in the original Gatsby Benchmarks pilot in 2015. I am now building on that experience by working for the North East LEP and facilitating one of the national Careers Hubs, comprising 40 secondary schools from Peterlee in County Durham to Berwick on the Scottish border.

It’s a pleasure to be working alongside Ronnie to act as the voice for the CDI in the North East and we are looking forward to achieving great things for our region. Find me on Twitter @MarkFoxHubNE and by email on 


Yorkshire and Humberside

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Tracy Harris smTracy Harris

Hello. I am delighted to be taking on the role alongside Emily as regional representative for the CDI in Yorkshire and Humberside. My passion is for quality in careers education and guidance.   

A little background on me; I have 25+ years’ experience in Careers and in guidance settings across schools and colleges as well as a team manager in the Connexions service managing a team of careers advisers across Newcastle. I have also and currently work in the training and development of careers advisers and careers leaders designing curriculum and ensuring quality as well as working as a private careers consultant and adviser.  I am passionate about quality careers guidance and feel strongly about this profession!

I am looking forward to carrying out this role and offering any support and advice I can and networking with fellow professionals.e: t: 07852 913279. 


Emily MaguireEmily Maguire

I'm an experienced talent manager with over 20 years of business management and mentoring experience and managing director of Reflections Talent Agency, an international company whose clients work worldwide.

Previously I have worked at Shaw Trust as an advocate for the unemployed and with Careers and Enterprise as an Enterprise Advisor. Currently, I also work as a freelance career consultant. Passionate about careers, I have organized numerous large-scale networking events and enjoy connecting companies and individuals and helping them achieve their goals.

I'm delighted to be working with Tracy Harris as one of your new CDI representatives for the region. Keen to give all our regional members a voice, it would be great to hear from you. You can reach me at: and connect with me at


North West

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Suzanne LeechSuzanne Leech

I am a Careers and Welfare Coordinator at The Manchester College, the largest FE college in the UKFollowing on from a career which included teaching, qualification development and running a networking business, I completed my Level 7 QCD at the University of Derby in 2019.

I’m looking forward to meeting career development practitioners from across the North West and finding out more about how the CDI can support them in their work.  By building up a regional network, I hope we can help to raise awareness of the benefits of good careers guidance for people of all ages. 


West Midlands

Eva HarrisonEva Harrison

Hello I’m Eva Harrison.  I’m really honoured and excited to have been appointed as the CDI Regional Representative for the West Midlands. As an advocate for networking and sharing knowledge and skills with like-minded people having this opportunity is a real privilege.   I look forward to welcoming as many career professionals as possible in the area to the events that are arranged. 

A little bit about meI am originally from the North East of England but have lived in the West Midlands for 24 years. I am familiar with the career landscape in this areaMy first career was in people development in a wide range of industries and on a freelance basis. I set up my own company Career Seekers Direct in 2013I have a team of Associate Career Coaches and together we deliver career management services to ‘all ages at all stages’ of their career journey. 


East Midlands

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Rebecca AutersonRebecca Auterson

It’s a pleasure to introduce myself as your new representative for the East Midlands area.  I have previously worked in industry, in business for myself and, most recently in schools, teaching Maths/Physics/Computer Science and heading up Careers (previously at Repton School and, since the beginning of this term, at Nottingham High School).  Inspiring young people to consider careers and industries they have often never thought of is a real pleasure and, with the rapid pace of change we see around us at the moment, increasingly important too. 

I’m keen to help CDI members work together and support each other over the coming months and look forward to meeting many of you ‘virtually’ soon their goals.


East of England 

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Central Southern (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire)

Caroline GreenCaroline Green

I have been working in the careers sector for over 15 years, working both with young people and adults. I have worked for a number of organisations running employability events and delivering one to one career coaching and guidance. I am also a qualified Learning and Development professional and set up my business, The Talent Cycle, two years ago where I wear many hats, including training other Careers Advisors. LinkedIn:


Hannah WestHannah West

I've been a careers adviser for five years and worked in an employability focused role prior to this. I have experience with all age groups, from primary school age to retirement (and beyond!). I work in Hampshire, particularly the Solent area. LinkedIn:



South East (Surrey, Sussex and Kent)

Derek OsbornDerek Osborn

Derek is an enthusiastic career coach, facilitator, trainer and adviser engaging with individuals, teams and organisations.  He is passionate about the value of career coaching and mentoring in organisations and loves to see people progress in their careers.

He has designed and delivered coaching, mentoring and career development workshops and training with various clients including, Churchill Insurance, UK NHS, Royal and Sunalliance, UK Atomic Energy Authority, BBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Tearfund, Australia Post, Kuwait Oil Corporation, British Transport Police, World Vision, Bayer Cropscience, Barclays, Shell and O2, National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Derek will be working with Charlotte to organise local events in Sussex and Kent.

Charlotte Kupper




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Kay Maddox 2.JPGKay Maddox-Daines 

I’m delighted to have been appointed Regional Representative for London and am very much looking forward to meeting members old and new at forthcoming events.  With a background in people management and development I specialise in executive and career coaching for professionals in transition, with an emphasis on leaders and managers.  Having worked across both the private and public sectors, including further and higher education, I understand the complexities and opportunities that exist across sectors and I am keen to develop a platform for the sharing of good and ‘next’ practice.

Aside from running my own consultancy, I am a non-executive director for the Sigma Trust, lead internal quality assurer for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications, lead internal quality assurer for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) development programmes and associate lecturer for postgraduate programmes in leadership, management and human resources. I look forward to meeting you soon.


South West

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Ed Sweatman

I am currently Careers Lead at Exeter College. I have worked in education for over 20 years as a teacher, careers coordinator and work experience officer. In my current role I am enjoying the creativity that comes with being a full-time careers lead and the opportunity to plan and put on events, which have genuine impact.