Skills Funding Agency names Peter Lauener as new CEO

Nick Boles, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities, has announced the permanent appointment of Peter Lauener as the Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency, who took up his role on Monday 3rd November.

Although Mr Lauener will remain as chief executive of the Education Funding Agency (EFA), a role he has held since it was formed in 2012, the two agencies will not be merged and he will have separate accountability for each budget.

Nick Boles said: “I am pleased to welcome Peter to his new post. He brings a wealth of experience in skills and in working with employers. In his new role leading both SFA and EFA he will join up our programme of reform across the education and skills sector.”

Peter Lauener said: “I am delighted to take on this role and am looking forward to the challenge of making a difference in the skills sector. I have a long-standing interest and commitment to apprenticeships and skills and I am keen to be involved in the next stage of reform.”