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

Kelvin Nash, Principal and CEO, Kendal College

Start date: May 2018
Previous job: Vice-principal, Heart of Worcestershire College
Interesting fact: Kelvin has worked in the further education sector for 19 years.


Jane Downes, Chair, FDQ awarding organisation

Start date: March 2018
Previous job: Independent veterinary consultant (ongoing)
Interesting fact: Jane also currently chairs the Pig Health and Welfare Council.


Tom Bewick, Chief executive, the Federation of Awarding Bodies

Start date: May 2018
Previous job: President, Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum (ongoing)
Interesting fact: Tom has been a council member for Brighton and Hove city council since May 2015.


Robert Nitsch CBE, Chief operating officer, Institute for Apprenticeships

Start date: TBC
Previous job: Personnel director, British Army
Interesting fact: Robert joined the army in 1983, and worked his way up to roles including director of manning and chief employment officer, and chief of staff to the adjutant-general.


Louise Sui, Managing director, CPL Training

Start date: April 2018
Previous job: Commercial director, CPL Training
Interesting fact: Louise has judged a number of hospitality awards, including ‘BII licensee of the year’.


If you want to let us know of any new faces at the top of your college, training provider or awarding organisation please let us know by emailing

Your thoughts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.