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Sir Frank McLoughlin joins the ETF as new Director of Leadership

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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) today announced the appointment of Sir Frank McLoughlin, CBE, as its new Associate Director for Leadership.

Frank McLoughlin is one of the leading voices in the FE and Training sector.  He recently retired as the Principal of City and Islington College in July, after 14 years at the college. Frank has a lot of experience at advised on policy development at a local, regional and national level.  Sir Frank was Chair of the highly influential Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning (CAVTL).  He was awarded a CBE in 2009 and a Knighthood in 2015.

David Russell, Chief Executive of the ETF, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Sir Frank to the team.  In a way it is a homecoming, as his ground-breaking work on the CAVTL report was one of the foundations on which the ETF was built.”

“It also shows how far the ETF has come in a short time that we are able to attract a national figure of Frank’s calibre to lead these vital aspects of our work.  He was the standout candidate in a strong field.  I am very excited about working with him to create a national leadership support programme for the Education and Training system which meets the needs of our sector in 2020 and beyond.”

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Sir Frank said:

“As I move out of the organisational leadership phase of my career I believe I have a major contribution to make to system wide leadership development. I am delighted to be working with David Russell and the ETF who in a short time have made real progress in helping to create a more rigorous and responsive skills system.”

Paul Mullins, Chair of the ETF added:

“Working with Sir Frank in establishing the ETF and on projecting its value to employers and teachers has been a hugely positive experience and we are all looking forward to expanding our reach and our value with his help.”

Sir Frank picks up the brief for Leadership and Governance, previously held by Olivia Dorricott.  He will also oversee the Foundation’s work on localism and the response to the Sainsbury Review.  The appointment is on a part-time basis. 

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