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

Sandra Wakefield, Quality manager, PHX Training

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Quality and training manager, Learndirect
Interesting fact: Sandra went to stage school.


Samantha Rutter, CEO, Open Study College

Start date: March 2018
Previous job: Chief operating officer, Open Study College
Interesting fact: Samantha will be on the judging panel at the Education Awards 2018.


Liz Austin, Vice-chair, the Essex Employment and Skills Board

Start date: March 2018
Previous job: HR director, London Stansted Airport (ongoing)
Interesting fact: Liz began her career in occupational psychology, and spent time working in mental health.


Fabienne Bailey, Managing director, One Awards

Start date: February 2018
Previous job: Learning and skills manager, Stockton Borough Council
Interesting fact: Fabienne was born in Germany and lived there for nine years as her father was in the armed forces. Through his work and her own interest in travel, she has visited 28 different countries.


Dr Anne Murdoch OBE, General secretary, Principals’ Professional Council

Start date: February 2018
Previous job: Principal and CEO, Newbury College
Interesting fact: Anne rode pillion to Italy on her husband’s motorbike four years ago, touring through France, Germany and Austria, to northern Italy and the Dolomites, and they have another trip planned this year.


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