Yolande Burgess

Strategy Director, London Councils

Yolande leads on Young People’s Education and Skills, and Grants and Community Services. With over 25 years in the public sector, Yolande’s responsibilities have included partnership working and delivery, most notably the implementation of the New Deal programme across north London.

She has substantial experience of developing and implementing post-16 education policy and strategy - guiding work in areas such special educational needs and careers guidance - planning and commissioning learning provision locally and regionally, and managing portfolios of large and complex education contracts. Yolande actively contributes to national policy making and local implementation.