Peter Lauener to be Shadow CEO for the Institute for Apprenticeships

27 September 2016

The Institute for Apprenticeships is a new independent body led by employers that aims to ensure the quality of apprenticeships in England.

Peter will fulfil this role on a part-time basis (2 days a week) alongside his responsibilities as Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency.

A permanent Chief Executive will be appointed in 2017.

DfE Permanent Secretary Jonathan Slater said:

“I am delighted to announce that Peter Lauener has been appointed as Shadow Chief Executive for the newly formed Institute for 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 Institute for Apprenticeships in the run up to its go live date in April next year.”

Antony Jenkins, Shadow Chair of the Institute, said:

“I am very pleased with the appointment of Peter, who I know will apply his excellent skills and expertise to ensure that the Institute is up and running from April.”

The Institute for Apprenticeships will act as the ultimate decision maker on approving apprenticeship standards and assessment plans to ensure they are high quality so that employees get the skills they need to succeed from the apprenticeship system.