Michael Keoghan will be leaving the Institute at the end of January 2018 to take-up a new role as Chief Economic Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Michael was instrumental in his role as deputy CEO, working with Peter Lauener to guide the Institute through initial set-up phase. He laid the groundwork for the organisation and has ensured its successful launch in April 2017 with a talented and highly engaged team that will take on technical education in 2018.

The Institute’s senior leadership team is now under the direction of recently appointed CEO Gerry Berragan with Antony Jenkins continuing as chair and the board well established.

CEO Gerry Berragan said

“I will be very sorry to lose Mike from the Institute; his wisdom, corporate knowledge and support has been invaluable to me in my first few weeks and I know just how much he has done for the Institute and all of its staff since he created it in April.  But I recognise that this new role is a high profile and exciting prospect for Mike, and I understand why he wants to seize this opportunity.”

Mike Keoghan said

“After six and a bit years I am leaving the world of FE and Skills to take-up the role of Chief Economic Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). I joined the DTI (BEIS’ predecessor) in 1997 as an assistant economist, and I can’t quite believe that I now have the opportunity of becoming its CEA. It is probably the only role for which I would have considered leaving the Institute.” 

 

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