The Chartered Institution for Further Education has appointed Dan Wright as its new CEO elect. He will take over from Ed Quilty, currently CEO and Secretary, whose secondment from the civil service to the Chartered Institution will end in the New Year.
Dan will take over formally on 9 January 2017.
Dan is currently CEO of Kennedy Scott, a Welfare to Work provider, which he joined in 2014. Prior to that he was for 9 years the Chief Executive of a major skills provider and was a member of the independent panel of the review of Professionalism in Further Education, published in October 2012. He began his career as a secondary school teacher and then moved into the hospitality sector where he spent 24 years both in the UK and abroad, mainly working for major UK public limited companies.
In May 2009 he was appointed to the Board of WorldSkills 2011 and continues to serve on the audit committee of WorldSkills UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufacture and a Board member of The Institute for Employability Professionals.