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Vince Cable sees the Student Loans Company in action

The Secretary of State met the new Student Loan Company (SLC) leadership team when he visited the Company in Glasgow today. Mr Lester was appointed…

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The Secretary of State met the new Student Loan Company (SLC) leadership team when he visited the Company in Glasgow today.

Mr Lester was appointed the new interim Chief Executive of the SLC while Professor Sir Deian Hopkin took up the position of interim Chairman last week.

During his visit to the SLC, the Secretary of State toured their Glasgow base and met staff who will handle this year’s loan applications.

Mr Cable said:

“The Student Loan Company needed fresh leadership and now it has it. We have appointed an interim chairman who together with the new chief executive will deal with the challenges they face.

“They need to re-build confidence in the service by providing the very best service this year.

“The SLC has made improvements and it is for the new leadership team to build on those improvements and provide students with the service they deserve.

“Mr Lester will bring his considerable experience leading private and public sector organisations to the SLC. His expertise, coupled with those of Interim Chairman Professor Sir Hopkin, will help the company make the necessary changes to deliver an effective and efficient service.”

The Secretary of State was accompanied by the new NUS President Aaron Porter and he congratulated him on his election to the position.

Notes to editors:


  • The SLC’s Chairman John Goodfellow and Chief Executive Ralph Seymour Jackson resigned last week.

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Published 1 June 2010