Profiles

Keeping secrets on state secretaries
Keeping secrets on state secretaries
A veteran of the skills sector, Dr Sue Pember has worked under eight Secretaries of State, from David Blunkett to Dr Vince Cable. But despite having left her...
Dawe open to Alps challenge
Dawe open to Alps challenge
A former principal, chartered accountant and civil servant who pioneered online procurement for colleges and the Skills4Life initiative, Mark Dawe already has an impressive career under his belt....
Pastoral attraction
Pastoral attraction
Di Layzelle is shocked to realise that she’s worked at Croydon College for a quarter of a century. “Is it really?” she says, wide-eyed. “It doesn’t feel like...
Taking the long walk to FE
Taking the long walk to FE
Walking the long way home after passing just two O-levels, it never occurred to Louise Morritt that she might spend decades working in the sector that was about...
SEN’s national star
SEN’s national star
Looking out onto the beautiful rolling hills of the Cotswolds, it’s hard to imagine a greater draw to working at the National Star College. But after a career...
Building on the ‘power of training’
Building on the ‘power of training’
Graham Hasting-Evans’s career has revolved around building. “I wanted to do something practical, to build things,” he says. “And then from building things, I started to build organisations...
Jill Whittaker
Jill Whittaker
A VIEW TO A JILL The hospitality industry doesn’t seem like the most likely place to find a qualified chartered accountant who has sailed around the world and...
Lorna Fitzjohn
Lorna Fitzjohn
The new Ofsted director of FE and skills speaks to FE Week She is charged with keeping England’s FE colleges and independent learning providers on their toes, but...
Matthew Hancock MP
Matthew Hancock MP
Skills Minister Matthew Hancock speaks to FE Week With two offices across two government departments, two Secretaries of State as bosses and one of the broadest ministerial briefs...

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