The Division for Schooling has at this time confirmed that Peter Lauener has been appointed as Chair of the Scholar Loans Firm (SLC), taking on the function from Professor Andrew Wathey, who has held the place on an interim foundation since 1 February 2020. Professor Wathey changed Christian Brodie, who served as Chair for six years from January 2014.
Peter is at the moment Chair of the Development Business Coaching Board, Chair of Newcastle Colleague Group (NCG) and a Non-executive director at Sheffield Kids’s NHS Basis Belief. He has beforehand held the roles of Chief Government Officer, Schooling and Abilities Funding Company (EFSA) and Chief Government Officer, Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA). He was beforehand interim Chief Government of the Scholar Loans Firm between November 2017 and September 2018.
Universities Minister Michelle Donelan stated:
“I’m happy to welcome Peter as the brand new Chair of the Scholar Loans Firm. His data and expertise of the sector means he’s nicely positioned to guide the organisation because it continues to offer its essential companies for college kids and graduates.”
Peter Lauener stated:
“I’m delighted to as soon as once more assist the Scholar Loans Firm, this time as Chair of the organisation. SLC performs a significant function in enabling nearly 2 million college students every year to put money into their futures via increased and additional training by offering trusted, clear, and accessible pupil finance companies.
“I’m notably trying ahead to reacquainting myself with colleagues from throughout the organisation, whose dedication to their roles permits SLC to ship finance companies for college kids, graduates and better and additional training establishments.
Paula Sussex, SLC Chief Government stated:
“I’m thrilled to be welcoming Peter again to the organisation as we work to fulfil our imaginative and prescient to be broadly recognised as enabling pupil alternative and delivering an excellent service to our clients”.