Issuu on Google+

01635 279917

office@iebe.org.uk

www.iebe.org.uk

NEWS RELEASE 27th May 2011

Lord Knight of Weymouth Elected IEBE Chair The IEBE is very pleased to announce that Lord Knight of Weymouth has been elected Chair of its Board of Trustees. Lord Knight has extensive knowledge and experience of the positive impact business involvement in education has on young people and the economy. On taking up his role he said: “I am genuinely pleased to join IEBE’s Board at this important stage in its development. And I am particularly excited about its plans for giving frontline practitioners in schools, colleges and specialist providers the training opportunities and tools they need to excel.” Lord Knight replaces Shân Jones, under whose Chairmanship the IEBE has established itself as the professional association for education business practice – the first of its type in the world. She will remain on the Board, as well as take up a new role as President of the IEBE Council. Reflecting on her time at the helm she said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my three years and am proud to have helped create an organisation with a reputation for integrity and excellence. I am delighted to hand over to Lord Knight, whose appointment will help continue to raise IEBE’s profile and am very pleased that as IEBE Council President, I will still have a role in promoting and supporting our professional community.” Declan Swan, IEBE’s Chief Executive added: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Lord Knight to the Board. He brings with him a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience, and a passion and enthusiasm for supporting practitioners in our field. I am looking forward to working with him closely. At the same time I want to thank Shân for playing such a pivotal and important role in shaping and developing the IEBE and I am extremely grateful for her dedication and support.” ENDS For more information contact Matthew Chiles on 07825 299443 or email matthew@iebe.org.uk

NOTES Lord Knight of Weymouth •• Lord Knight of Weymouth is Opposition Spokesperson for Work and Pensions and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He was raised to the peerage in 2010. •• In the previous government he held Ministerial posts on education, employment and for the south west region. He was Labour MP for South Dorset from 2001-10.

Our Patrons

Andrew Buxton CMG

John Griffiths-Jones

Larry Hirst CBE

Maggie Philbin

Sir Bob Salisbury

Chair of Patrons

Chairman, KPMG LLP

UK Business Ambassador

Broadcaster

Professor & Former Headteacher

The IEBE is a professional body dedicated to raising the standard of education business practice Chair: Lord Knight of Weymouth

Chief Executive: Declan Swan

Council President: Shân Jones

The IEBE is a Company limited by guarantee. Registered no. 3564861 Charity no. 1069947


01635 279917

office@iebe.org.uk

www.iebe.org.uk

Institute for Education Business Excellence The IEBE is the professional body for education business practitioners – experts in the fields of work-related learning and enterprise education. •• Launched in June 2009 the IEBE is the first organisation of its type in the world. It aims to raise the standards of individuals and organisations that bring together education and business for the benefit of young people of all ages and abilities. •• Individual members can be found in schools, colleges, businesses and specialist organisations in the UK and overseas. IEBE recognises their professional competence through tiered membership, from Associate to Fellow. IEBE also recognises the quality of organisations through the Award for Education Business Excellence (AEBE). Nearly 90 have met the standard and more than 45 others are registered and working towards it. •• The IEBE Council sets and safeguards the standards of the profession. Its 25 members are drawn from across the IEBE membership. •• Shân Jones is Director of Staffordshire Partnership. She has had a 25 year career in establishing positive working relationships with employers to support students of all ages and abilities.

Our Patrons

Andrew Buxton CMG

John Griffiths-Jones

Larry Hirst CBE

Maggie Philbin

Sir Bob Salisbury

Chair of Patrons

Chairman, KPMG LLP

UK Business Ambassador

Broadcaster

Professor & Former Headteacher

The IEBE is a professional body dedicated to raising the standard of education business practice Chair: Lord Knight of Weymouth

Chief Executive: Declan Swan

Council President: Shân Jones

The IEBE is a Company limited by guarantee. Registered no. 3564861 Charity no. 1069947


lord-knight-press-release