Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Helen Grant MP, Chair, Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: MP for Maidstone and the Weald
Interesting fact: As a young woman, she was the under-16 judo champion for the north of England and southern Scotland.


Peter Bramwell, Principal and CEO, Coventry College

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Principal and chief executive, Guildford College
Interesting fact: In a previous career, he won an award for ‘most interesting expenses claim’ for refuelling a client’s helicopter.


Gavin Freed, Chairman, Firebrand Training

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: CEO at Interserve plc
Interesting fact: Freed is an avid follower of North American ice hockey, and his own UK playing career spanned 37 years.


Andy Price, Business development manager, e-Quality Learning

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Training and support team leader for Heart Systems Ltd
Interesting fact: He once met the Dalai Lama by accident.


Shane Chowen, Area director for the east and west Midlands, Association of Colleges

Start date: October 2017
Previous job: Head of policy and public affairs at the Learning and Work Institute
Interesting fact: If he had lost the election for president at City College Plymouth student union in his time there, he would have joined the RAF instead.


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