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

Louise Harris, Managing director, Alder Training

Start date: December 2017
Previous job: Operations director, Your Housing Group
Interesting fact: Louise is an identical twin, which she says can come in handy at times. She won’t reveal why.


Alison Munro, Chair, the National College for High Speed Rail

Start date: November 2017
Previous job: Advisor to HS2 and non-executive director, Ofwat (ongoing)
Interesting fact: Alison previously led the strategy and implementation plans for a £6 billion programme for advanced management of motorways, working for the Department for Transport.


Altaf Hussain, Principal, Luton Sixth Form College

Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Vice-principal for students and quality, Luton Sixth Form College
Interesting fact: One of Altaf’s earliest childhood memories is washing his Action Man and hanging him out to dry on the washing line. He can still vividly see him clinging on for dear life as the wind blew.


Fay Gibbin, CEO, BB Training Academy

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Training manager, BB Training Academy
Interesting fact: As a new year’s resolution, Fay began learning to ski, and hopes by next year she’ll be able to keep up with her children on the slopes.


Seb Schmoller, Chair of governors, the Sheffield College

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Chief executive, Association for Learning Technology
Interesting fact: Seb is an avid Nordic ski-tourer and cyclist, previously winning a Brompton world championship team event in 2010.


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