Former exam board boss joins AELP

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has appointed Mark Dawe as its new chief executive.

Dawe, who will take over from current CEO Stewart Segal after Easter, takes on the role during a period of substantial change for the association.

The AELP says its membership has grown to over 770 in the last two years and that its board has developed proposals to drive even closer links with local provider networks and employers.


A wealth of experience

Dawe previously worked in the former Department for Education and Skills, and was an exam board CEO and a college principal. He was also a member of the AELP Board in the past.

Dawe said: “I am very excited about taking on this role at a time when the delivery of traineeships, apprenticeships and workplace learning is at the heart of the government’s strategy.

“It is a privilege to be working for almost 800 members helping them and the government achieve success in the productivity agenda through a fundamental shift in skills policy, ultimately for the benefit of the workforce and organisations of all types and sizes in the UK.”