NAMSS Annual Conference 2020 » Speakers

Conference Speakers

Spread over the two day conference our guest speakers will give informative seminars that prove really useful. Speaker presentations will be available following the event for members to access.

NAMSS members can also access our archive of Speaker Presentations from past NAMSS Conferences.

Paul Joyce

Paul Joyce, HMI

Deputy Director for Further Education & Skills


Paul Joyce is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and is the Deputy Director for Further Education & Skills. Paul joined Ofsted in 2005 as HMI having previously worked within the Further Education and Skills sector in both general and specialist further education colleges. Immediately prior to working for Ofsted, Paul was a consultant for the former Department for Education and Skills and worked on national initiatives supporting improvements to teaching and learning and in leadership and management.

Paul has significant inspection experience in both the schools and further education & skills remits and prior to being appointed Deputy Director was a Senior HMI with responsibility for the college inspection programme nationally.

Paul Joyce

Paul Mcgee

The Sumo Guy


Paul McGee is one of Europe’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. His book SUMO became a Sunday Times best seller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.

Paul’s aim is to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s professional and personal lives. He’s spoken for more than 1,000 organisations in over 40 countries to date, and from India to Italy and from Bangkok to Brisbane, Paul’s messages have resonated with a global audience.

He has had the privilege of working with one of the world’s top management gurus the late Dr Stephen Covey and his work has been endorsed by Sir Clive Woodward, who coached England to victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup. Chris Evans has described Paul’s books as “a gift to the world.” His clients include prominent blue chip organisations, public sector bodies and a leading Premiership football club.

Nick Linford

Nick Linford



Nick Linford is the well-known and highly respected Managing Director of Lsect Ltd., Managing Editor of FE Week and author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships. He is also a very popular and engaging speaker at NAMSS events and we are delighted to invite him back to deliver a key note presentation at our 2017 annual conference. Nick will be sharing his insights with members about the ‘state’ of FE currently in the light of the past 12 months, including the impact of funding cuts, growth in apprentices, area reviews and much more.