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New Year’s Honours for the Employability and Skills Sectors

16 01.19

New Year’s Honours for the Employability and Skills Sectors

The 2019 New Year’s Honours List has seen a broad number of industry figures recognised from the employability and vocational skills sectors. Amongst those recognised is Lynsi Hayward-Smith, Trustee at the Education & Training Foundation, who received a CBE for services to Further Education.
 
Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive for WorldSkills UK receives an OBE, as does Barry Liles, the Welsh Government’s Skills Champion for Wales, and former Chief Executive of Coleg Sir Gâr. David Newborough, Non-Executive Director of Energy & Utility Skills and the Independent Chair of the National Skills Academy for Power, also receives an OBE.
 
Several Further Education College Principals and Chief Executives also received OBEs, including Karen Redhead (Derwentside College), Karen Dobson (Newcastle & Stafford College Group), Nigel Duncan (Fareham College) and Annette Bruton (Edinburgh College). Queen’s New Year honours: Who got what in FE and skills?