Former Training and Abilities Funding Company chief government Peter Lauener has been appointed as chair of the Scholar Loans Firm (SLC).
The civil service veteran will tackle the position alongside his different dedication as chair of each NCG – one in every of England’s largest school teams – and the Development Trade Coaching Board.
Lauener was beforehand the interim chief government of the SLC, a place he held from November 2017 to September 2018 following the sacking of Steve Lamey who was investigated for his management conduct.
Lauener will earn £50,000 per yr as chair of the SLC’s board, for a time dedication of eight days per thirty days. His three-year time period will get underway from 1 April 2020.
Lauener stated: “I’m delighted to as soon as once more assist the Scholar Loans Firm. SLC performs an important position in enabling nearly two million college students annually to spend money on their futures by increased and additional training by offering trusted, clear, and accessible pupil finance providers.
“I’m notably wanting ahead to reacquainting myself with colleagues from throughout the organisation, whose dedication to their roles allows SLC to ship finance providers for college students, graduates and better and additional training establishments.”
Universities minister Michelle Donelan stated: “I’m happy to welcome Peter as the brand new chair of the Scholar Loans Firm. His information and expertise of the sector means he’s effectively positioned to steer the organisation because it continues to supply its essential providers for college students and graduates.”
Lauener will take over the position from Andrew Wathey, who has held the place on an interim foundation since 1 February 2020.
In addition to his different commitments, Lauener is a non-executive director at Sheffield Kids’s NHS Basis Belief since September 2016. He was chief government of the Institute for Apprenticeships for a quick interval when it launched in 2017.
Earlier than main the ESFA, his profession included the implementation of the Youth Coaching Scheme and of grownup coaching when working for the Manpower Companies Fee within the 1980s, the establishing of Coaching and Enterprise Councils within the 1990s.
The SLC is an government non-departmental public physique of the Division for Training and gives increased and additional training funds.
The SLC’s appointment of chair is made by the training secretary, Gavin Williamson.