Itziar Leighton has worked in education for 20 years, specialising in curriculum development, and employer engagement. During her career she has been Director of Curriculum at a college of further education, and then  Director of Commercial and Enterprise. Itziar was directly responsible for over 3000 learners, and led on key initiatives such as the successful relaunch of International provision, Enterprise and Employability Skills Strategy, and the launch of a new commercial department.

Itziar has also been working with the two Aldridge Foundation Academies in Brighton and Portslade to establish the Aldridge Cricket Academy, the Brighton Digital Media Academy (securing the partnership of over 30 digital media organisations) in order to deliver an education which is unique to the city.

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