Following a competitive recruitment process, ESFA’s interim Director of Professional and Technical Education Sue Lovelock has been appointed to the post on a permanent basis. Sue has been acting Director since November 2019, following Jennifer Coupland becoming the chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
Sue has been responsible for leading the Professional and Technical Education Directorate during the challenging period of COVID-19. This has included overseeing the successful launch of the very first T Level delivery in September 2020. Sue has a wealth of experience in delivering government programmes and will lead the work of the directorate through the challenging but critical next stages of continuing T Level rollout and complex qualifications reform.
I know Sue is hugely committed to building on what has been achieved and I congratulate her on her appointment.