Staffline, the Recruitment and Training organisation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Ward CBE, as a non-executive director, with effect from 5 October 2018. Following her appointment, Dawn will be a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Dawn has focused on further education throughout her career, holding a number of senior positions in the sector and is currently Chief Executive at Burton and South Derbyshire College of Further and Higher Education, a position she has held since 2008. Previously she was Principal and Chief Executive of Royal Forest of Dean College (2005-2008). Dawn is also Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institution for Further Education, a member of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Board, a Governor at Repton School and is a member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Chambers of Commerce.
Dawn has a demonstrated history of working in the UK and internationally and is passionate about promoting the benefits of competitive skills education and training. She was awarded an OBE in 2007 for her services to education and skills training and a CBE in 2015 for her services to education.
Chris Pullen, Chief Executive Officer of Staffline commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Dawn to the Board. Her wealth of experience in the further education sector will be invaluable as we seek to capitalise on the significant opportunity that exists within the skills and training arena. I am confident that Dawn’s operational and strategic guidance will materially contribute to our ongoing success.”
Dawn Ward CBE, added:
“Having been a strong advocate of the benefits of education and training for over 20 years, I’m thrilled to be joining Staffline at a time when the skills and training sector has never been more important to the broader UK economy. Staffline’s unique market position through its PeoplePlus division means they are ideally placed to help support a plethora of businesses and sectors. I look forward to working with the entire board during what is set to be an exciting time for the business.”