Guy Horridge was born in 1957 to a service family. After a relatively traditional service family education, Guy graduated from Warwick University with a BSc. He joined the Army in 1976 and served mainly with the Airborne Gunners in most parts of the world. In 1988 he received an MSc from Cranfield and then the following year an MBA in Defence Studies from Kings College, London. He left the Army in 1990 on account of injuries received and spent the next 5 years in hospital before running his own antique business.
In 1999 he joined the ACFA as Director Finance, Operations and Training. Having been involved with the BTEC Award from its inception, Guy subsequently moved to CVQO in December 2004 and took over as Chief Executive in November 2013.
Guy is passionate about opening education up to all and firmly believes that individuals learn in many different ways and that the vocational qualification route is an important option for many young people.