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HCT Group people

Introducing the HCT Group senior team, based at our East Road head office.

Lynn McClelland, Chief Executive

Lynn McClelland is HCT Group’s Chief Executive, leading the organisation into the next phase of its development.

Dai Powell, Founder

Dai was Chief Executive between 1993 and 2020, leading the organisation as it grew by more than a hundredfold.

Phil Stockley, Commercial Director

Phil has been with HCT Group since 2016, becoming Commercial Director in 2020, leading our efforts to develop new business.

Frank Villeneuve-Smith, Communications Director

Frank is HCT Group’s Communications Director. His role is to develop the organisation’s ability to tell its story, communicating with the widest possible set of stakeholders.

Amanda Anderson, Director of Independent Travel

As Director of Independent Travel, Amanda leads the strategic development of our Travel Training programme for young people with Special Educational Needs.

Izaro Arbelaiz, Head of Transition and Innovation

Izaro joined HCT Group in February 2015 as Head of Transition and Innovation.

Julia Meek, Head of Business Development

Julia has led the Business Development Unit since 2014, tendering for new business and delivering improvement projects for the organisation.