Meet our education team

Our education team have vast experience of payroll as practitioners and educators and trainers. What they all have in common is a desire to educate and support payroll professionals.

Richard George

Director of Education

Richard George has over 30 years’ experience in Payroll. With 20 years’ delivery and management in Blue chip companies, significant experience in senior client relationship along with senior management in a large Payroll bureau.

Richard has been involved in Payroll management at all levels as well as involvement and running of numerous industry forums and has a background of speaking and training at industry conferences and events.

Ken Gurr - FCIPP, Minst LM

Payroll Tutor/Writer

Ken has over 25 years presenting face to face payroll training in UK payroll legislation, over 45 years in payroll. Ken is regularly listed in the annual Top 50 Payroll Professionals in the UK, in 2001 he was Winner of the Jean Strathearn Award for Lifetime Achievement in Payroll and in 2009 was Winner of UK Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals Practitioner of the Year Award.

He has taught payroll legislation and procedures globally and heads up our payroll consultancy practice.

Fern Brooks - MCIPP Dip

Payroll Tutor/Writer

A highly professional payroll tutor Fern has been delivering courses for The Learn Centre since 2010. She also manages qualification modules and provides a mentoring service to students. She delivers both public and in house courses specifically designed for large organisations, nationally throughout the UK and internationally (to large Malaysian and Polish outsource centres at their locations).

She is a very energetic and experienced payroll professional who has also worked in a variety of sectors and is very knowledgeable with regard to day to day running of a payroll, supervision and training of staff and implementation of new systems such as Oracle, Snowdrop/Sage, DEMA and others.

Susan Fisher MCIPP Assoc.CIPD

Payroll Tutor/Writer

Extremely motivated payroll professional with over 30 years’ experience in organisations across public, private and charitable sectors. She has special interests in Human Resource and Employment Law which she regularly draws on to illustrate her tutor sessions.

Paul Jackson

Payroll Tutor

Paul has over 35 years of payroll experience. He has worked for Payroll Alliance for 16 years, presenting courses nationwide as well as tutoring Payroll Alliance qualification students and answering members’ questions on the Technical Helpdesk.

He has been involved in training and presenting courses for over 25 year.

Paul has extensive knowledge of payroll software and technology and has implemented computer systems for a wide range of organisations in both private and public sectors.

Marcia Bowen

Payroll Tutor

As well as operating the Payroll Alliance Technical Helpdesk where she answers technically complex and urgent questions Marcia also tutors students studying our qualifications and presents courses.

Having worked in payroll for over 20 years, her knowledge extends to running and managing payrolls in the private sector, mainly for professional and manufacturing companies where she has been instrumental in setting up integrated computerised P11D systems for various companies.

"My team always attends the annual Payroll and HR Update course. Essential information covering often complex legislative changes, always presented by excellent trainers with in depth knowledge of their subject. A 'must attend' course for any serious payroll professional."

Deon Piovesan
Finance and Payroll Manager at Capital City College Group

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