The chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency has been appointed as the shadow chief executive of the new Institute for Apprenticeships.
Peter Lauener will take up the post on an interim basis until a permanent chief executive is appointed in 2017. He will fulfil this role on a part-time basis (2 days a week) alongside his responsibilities as chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency and the Education Funding Agency.
The Institute is a new independent body led by employers that will regulate the quality of apprenticeships in England. It will be fully operational by April 2017 and, subject to further legislation, will take on the remit for technical education in April 2018.