Press release

New Chief Executive for Skills Funding Agency

Skills Minister Nick Boles today announced the permanent appointment of Peter Lauener as the Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency.

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Skills Minister Nick Boles has today (29 October 2014) announced the permanent appointment of Peter Lauener as the Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

He will take up his role on Monday 3 November 2014 and will retain his post as the Chief Executive of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) with separate accountability for each agency’s budget.

Nick Boles said:

I am pleased to welcome Peter to his new post. He brings a wealth of experience in skills and in working with employers.

In his new role leading both SFA and EFA he will help to join up our programme of reform across the education and skills sector.

Peter Lauener said:

I am delighted to take on this role and am looking forward to the challenge of making a difference in the skills sector. I have a long-standing interest and commitment to apprenticeships and skills and I am keen to be involved in the next stage of reform.

Notes to editors

  1. Peter Lauener will maintain separate accountabilities for both agencies. This is not a merger of the SFA and the EFA.
Published 29 October 2014