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Former ESFA boss Peter Lauener to chair CITB

Former ESFA boss Peter Lauener to chair CITB

Peter Lauener is taking on yet another job next month, this time as chair of the Construction Industry Training Board at the request of the skills minister.

The former boss of both the ESFA and the Institute for Apprenticeships, once dubbed the busiest man in FE, will take up the role at the organisation on May 1.

He will take over from construction insider James Wates, who steps down after eight years in the post.

This is the second chair role that Mr Lauener has taken on since he left his government posts last year. This spring, he stepped into the job at NCG, one of the largest college groups in the country.

He is also still interim chief executive of the Student Loans Company, and will for the time being continue in this role alongside his other positions.

“I am pleased to appoint Peter Lauener as the new chair of the CITB,” said skills and apprenticeships minister Anne Milton.

“Peter’s knowledge of the skills industry, along with his experience, will help his work with the CITB to make sure that our country has the construction skills it needs.

“I would like to thank James for the contribution he has made to the CITB during his time as chair, and I wish him the very best for the future.”

Mr Lauener said he is “delighted” to join the CITB.

“I know how committed the industry is to training and I am looking forward to working with industry leaders, together with Sarah Beale [CITB’s chief executive] and her committed executive team to make construction an exemplar for skills development,” he added.

The CITB is the organisation that has taken on responsibility for all of the apprentices who were left jobless following the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion.

Article courtesy of FE Week (www.feweek.co.uk)


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