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Joe Crossley

Joe Crossley Interim Membership Services Director, AELP

Joe has been active in the work-based learning sector since 2007, initially serving as a commercial and business development director for a provider in the east of england. From 2014 to 2022, he held the position of CEO at Qube Qualifications & Development, one of the largest privately owned providers in the UK. Before his tenure at Qube, he worked in various roles, including retail manager, trouble shooter, and store trainer. 

During his time at Qube, he supervised the implementation and expansion of training programs for job seekers, utilizing AEB funding, the rising stars traineeship program, commercial delivery contracts, and partnerships with charities and local stakeholders. Notably, he facilitated growth through collaborations with major national employers such as John Lewis, GSK, DHL, and Sainsbury’s. 

Since departing from Qube in October 2022, Joe has worked as a consultant in the further education sector, providing support to providers in areas such as budget setting, financial forecasting, strategic governance, business partnerships, leadership planning, employer relationships, quality assurance, and Ofsted readiness. 

Currently, Joe is engaged with AELP to aid in their membership growth, and simultaneously serving as the Interim CEO for a Study programme provider in Norfolk, preparing a 3-year business plan. His enthusiasm for the sector and pride in Qube’s progress since 2014 remains evident, and he expresses excitement about the prospect of collaborating with AELP for many successful years. 


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