FE principal appointed to UKCES Board

The chief executive of Eastleigh College, Mr Tony Lau-Walker, is one of nine new members appointed to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills this week.

“The diverse backgrounds and viewpoints represented by the nine new Commissioners will strengthen the Commission’s capacity to deliver skills for growth across all sectors, helping boost national productivity and competitiveness,” explained Business Secretary Vince Cable who, together with  Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, appointed the nine new commissioners.

They join an existing team of 16 Commissioners, led by Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership.  The commission works with government to raise skill levels, helping drive enterprise, create more and better jobs and promote economic growth. 

Mr Lau-Walker who has worked in Further Education for over 30 years, has been at Eastleigh College for 13 years and sits as Chair of The Windsor Group of Colleges, which focuses on collaborative work with employers to meet the training needs of large organisations. Eastleigh college describes itself as  a General Further Education (GFE) college supporting over 22,000 learners annually.