The 157 Group congratulates Dr David Collins on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
157 are pleased to play a continuing role in ensuring that LSIS is a responsive and sector led agency.
Lynne Sedgmore 157 Executive Director said:
'I wish to formally pass on my congratulations to Dr Collins. I have worked with David in a number of roles throughout our careers and am confident that he will provide strong leadership for the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.'
'Further education is a remarkable sector that deserves strong national advocates. As a high profile AoC President David has raised FE's profile and, where necessary, thoughtfully challenged.'
'The 157 group remains committed to playing a role in the strategic direction of LSIS and I am personally confident that by utilising sector knowledge and capacity the organisation will continue forward.'
Graham Moore Chair of the 157 Group added:
'I look forward to working with Dr Collins in his new capacity. I am particularly pleased that having been created as a 'sector led' organisation LSIS will now be led by a retiring Further Education College Principal.'
'David's appointment provides an excellent opportunity for LSIS to reflect upon its role within the Learning and Skills sector. I am confident that he will make bold decisions that are rooted in ensuring the sector receives a top class supporting agency, that uses the skills already well embedded within many sector institutions.'
For more information, please contact 157 Group Director of Policy and Development, Kat Fletcher on 07966 453 808 or email@example.com
Notes to editors:
1) The 157 group represents 26 of the most influential Colleges in the FE sector.
2) It was formed in 2006 in response to paragraph 157 of Sir Andrew Foster's report on the future of further education colleges in which he argued that principals of large successful colleges should play a greater role in policymaking.