Learning Technologies Group (LTG) has been created with the purpose of building a market leading business of substance and scale within the exciting and fast-growing learning technologies sector. It is a dynamic and steadily growing group of specialist learning technology businesses at the vanguard of this exciting sector.
LTG’s businesses are at the forefront of innovation and best-practice in the learning technology sector, and have received numerous awards for their exceptional performance. Our portfolio of brands represents the best of breed and they are acknowledged throughout the industry as market leaders.
Our strategic plan
LTG is building on the success of its existing ventures, and plans to continue its growth through strategic acquisition and diversification, with the objective of providing a truly exceptional portfolio of services and products for our existing and new clients across the globe.
The learning technologies sector is enjoying unprecedented global growth and there is considerable investor interest, including private equity firms who are attempting a sector consolidation. LTG is the only AIM listed company that is focused on consolidating the learning technologies sector.
Board of Directors
Andrew is a chartered accountant and was a former chief executive of Wolters Kluwer (UK) Plc from 1978 to 1990. In 1990, he led the management buy-out of the Eclipse Group, which was sold to Reed Elsevier in 2000. In 1995, he led the management buy-in of RWS Group, Europe's largest technical translations group, in the Top 30 of AIM companies
He is also a non-executive director of a number of private equity-financed media companies. He acquired Epic together with Jonathan Satchell (Chief Executive) in 2008, and acts as its Non-Executive Chairman.
Andrew is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of LTG.
Non-executive Deputy Chairman
Harry was Chief Executive Officer of Countrywide plc for 20 years until 2008. During his tenure at Countrywide, it founded and subsequently sold Chesnara plc and Rightmove plc. Harry was also responsible for forming Countrywide Property Lawyers, which was established to take advantage of conveyancing referrals from within the estate agency chain. His current directorships include Landwood Property Group and Hunters and Clarke Hillyer. He is also a trustee of Launch 22, a Shoreditch-based charity seeking to help young entrepreneurs.
Harry is on the Remuneration Committee of LTG.
Jonathan is responsible for the overall strategic development of LTG with a particular focus on delivering profitable organic growth and earnings enhancing acquisitions.
He has a strong sales and entrepreneurial background, having started his first business in 1992 selling subscriptions for Accountancy TV, a joint venture of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the BBC which created continuing professional development content. He has been involved in the education and training industry ever since, acquiring EBC in 1997, which he transformed from a provider of training videos to a bespoke e-learning company. The Company was sold to Futuremedia in 2006.
He became interim Managing Director of Epic in 2007 and the following year he purchased the Company with Andrew Brode. Jonathan has led the transformation of Epic from a custom content e-learning company into LTG, an international and growing public company focused on consolidating the learning technologies sector.
Chief Strategy Officer
Piers founded LINE Communications Holdings Limited in 1989, which was acquired by LTG in April 2014. Piers has over 30 years' experience in distance learning and communications and is widely considered a thought leader in the field of e-learning. He continues to aid clients in achieving results through the use of learning technologies.
Group Finance Director
Neil was appointed as Group Finance Director of LTG in November 2014. An experienced listed company Finance Director, Neil has worked with and successfully built a number of fast growing companies. He joins from Sagentia Group plc, a technology research and development company, where he was Group Finance Director from 2010 to 2014. Prior to this, between 2007 and 2010, he was Finance Director at Concateno plc, Europe’s largest tester of drugs of abuse. Prior to Concateno he was Finance Director at Mecom Group plc, an acquisitive AIM listed European media group. During the earlier part of his career he worked at Yava group and Mirror Group plc and trained at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche.
Chief Operating Officer
Dale was appointed Commercial Director of Epic in 2010. Prior to this, he spent 12 years as a learning consultant working with global organisations to help them achieve measurable return on investment. Under his leadership, Epic enjoyed continued year-on-year improvement in operating profit margin and a sharp rise in customer satisfaction. Dale was instrumental in the successful opening of the company’s first international offices in Rio de Janeiro and New York in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Dale became Chief Operating Officer of LTG following the creation of LEO in 2014. He is now responsible for overseeing all central support functions of the Group globally, including Sales, Marketing, Bid, IT & Facilities, Human Resources, Quality, Special Projects and International Operations.
Leslie-Ann was appointed Chief Financial Officer of GoIndustry Dovebid plc in 2010 until July 2012 when the business was sold to Liquidity Services Inc. Prior to this, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Metal Bulletin plc and as an adviser to Marwyn Investment Management. She has extensive international experience in the media industry having served as Chief Financial Officer of PolyGram Film Operations and also worked at Warner Communications and EMI. Leslie-Ann qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Cocke, Vellacot & Hill before moving to Arthur Andersen to continue to develop her financial management expertise.
Leslie-Ann is the Chair of the Audit Committee of LTG.
Peter was a successful investor in private equity and venture capital at 3i Group plc for over 18 years. He has also worked in Southampton, Birmingham and latterly as a Partner in the London based European Buy Out business until 2008. Prior to that, he spent 2 years (1998-2000) as M&A Director at GE Capital buying companies in Germany, Sweden and Switzerland.
He is an active investor in a small number of private companies and most recently supported the acquisitions of Eukleia and Rustici for LTG.