Profiles

Jo Maher, Principal and CEO, Boston College
Jo Maher, Principal and CEO, Boston College
32-year-old Jo Maher was recently appointed principal and CEO of Lincolnshire’s Boston College, so how is she coping with the pressure of such a high-profile job? FE Week...
Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief executive, Institute for Apprenticeships
Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief executive, Institute for Apprenticeships
The new boss of the Institute for Apprenticeships is not giving anything away. After 37 years in the military, Sir Gerry Berragan seems more comfortable dealing in facts...
Sir Alan Tuckett: Former NIACE CEO, Founder of Adult Learners' Week
Sir Alan Tuckett: Former NIACE CEO, Founder of Adult Learners’ Week
A lifelong left-winger who has dedicated his life to adult education, meeting Yasser Arafat and the Sandinistas on the way, Sir Alan Tuckett was knighted in the recent...
Milton's mission - An interview with the Apprenticeships & Skills minister
Milton’s mission – An interview with the Apprenticeships & Skills minister
Anne Milton has just passed her six-month mark as apprenticeships and skills minister. FE Week paid her a visit to find out how she’s handling her vast brief,...
Richard Atkins - an interview with the FE commissioner
Richard Atkins – an interview with the FE commissioner
Richard Atkins completed his first year as FE commissioner in October. In a special interview to celebrate his anniversary, FE Week asked him about his expanded role, including...
Martin Doel, FETL Professor of Leadership in FE and Skills, Institute of Education, UCL
Martin Doel, FETL Professor of Leadership in FE and Skills, Institute of Education, UCL
After eight years at the helm of the Association of Colleges, Martin Doel left in 2016 to take up the world’s first university chair in FE leadership. FE...
Emily Chapman, vice president for FE, NUS
Emily Chapman, vice president for FE, NUS
Emily Chapman has overcome depression and anxiety to be elected as the National Union of Students’ new FE champion, a poignant reminder that challenges like these don’t define...
Emily Hicks, Festival of Learning 2016 Patron's Award winner
Emily Hicks, Festival of Learning 2016 Patron’s Award winner
As entries open for this year’s Festival of Learning awards, we hear from the winner of the 2016 Patron’s Award, Emily Hicks, on how she came to be...
Bill Watkin, CEO, Sixth Form Colleges' Association
Bill Watkin, CEO, Sixth Form Colleges’ Association
Sitting before me in smart suit and tie, Bill Watkin, the chief executive of the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association chief executive looks the epitome of respectability. But that...
Liz Rees, director, Unionlearn
Liz Rees, director, Unionlearn
Liz Rees knows all about grammar schools — she attended three — but, unlike some prominent politicians, the experience has not made the Unionlearn director a fan of...
Peter Kyle, chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for FE and lifelong learning
Peter Kyle, chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for FE and lifelong learning
Struggling young people often need a mentor to inspire and guide them to better things — and Peter Kyle struck gold when Body Shop founder and tireless environmental...

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