The Department for Education announced earlier today (26 September) that Peter Lauener has been appointed Shadow Chief Executive for the Institute for Apprenticeships.
The Institute of Apprenticeships is a new independent body responsible for ensuring high quality apprenticeships in England.
He will take on the role on a part-time basis (2 days a week) alongside his existing responsibilities as head of the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency.
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.