Student Loans Co boss appointed CITB chairman

13 April 2018 | By Neil Gerrard

Peter Lauener, the interim chief executive of the Student Loans Company, has been appointed the new chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Lauener will begin his new role on 1 May, taking over from James Wates who has held the post for the past eight years.

The appointment was made by apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton.

Lauener has held a number of senior roles in the skills and education sector, having also served as chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

He has also been a director of skills at the former Department for Education and Skills.

Milton said: “I am pleased to appoint Peter Lauener as the new chair of the Construction Industry Training Board. Peter’s knowledge of the skills industry, along with his experience, will help his work with the CITB to make sure that our country has the construction skills it needs. 

“Peter will take over from James Wates in May. I would like to thank James for the contribution he has made to the CITB during his time as chair, and I wish him the very best for the future.”

Lauener added: “I am delighted to be appointed as chair of the CITB. I know how committed the industry is to training and I am looking forward to working with industry leaders, together with Sarah Beale and her committed executive team at CITB to make construction an exemplar for skills development.”


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