IfA shadow CEO appointed

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has a new shadow chief executive – Peter Lauener.

Lauener is already leading the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency and will take over at the IfA as it heads towards the beginning of its work in April next year.

Department for Education Permanent Secretary Jonathan Slater said: “I am delighted to announce that Peter Lauener has been appointed as Shadow Chief Executive for the newly formed IfA.


‘Deep knowledge of skills and apprenticeships’

“He will be able to apply his deep knowledge of skills and apprenticeships, as well as his senior experience as chief executive, to great effect in establishing the IfA in the run up to its go live date in April next year.”

As chief executive, Lauener will be working alongside Antony Jenkins, the former Barclays Bank CEO, who is currently shadow chair for the institute.

A permanent chief executive will be appointed in 2017.