IEP appoints new leaders for Corporate Affiliates Group
The IEP is delighted to welcome Stewart Holdsworth MIEP (Serco) and Claire Illingworth MIEP (Seetec) as Chair and Vice Chair respectively of the Corporate Affiliates Group.
This group is the eyes and the ears of the profession with representation from over 30 employers, large and small, who all share the IEP’s vision to develop skills in our sector and to build a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable profession.
Speaking of his appointment Stewart said “Given that we are the core employer group I think we also have a responsibility to act as ambassadors for the profession in as much as we should be prepared to lead by example and take the initiative on behalf of the wider sector. To that end, I think the Corporate Affiliates Group can be the key driving force behind IEP’s progression and in the realisation of its vision and strategic plan; by ensuring we and our represented organisations embed the IEP vision in all that we do both internally and externally, making sure that we build a profession we can be proud of.
The wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience within the Corporate Affiliates Group (from their organisations and representatives) means that it has to be a vehicle for sharing best practice and generating the ideas needed to deliver IEP objectives in an innovative and impactful way. In that way I very much see the Corporate Affiliates Group as the thought-leaders of the profession!
I feel very privileged to Chair the Group at what is an exciting time for the industry and to be taking on the role as the IEP moves into its next phase of development. As the institute looks to finalise a new strategic plan I am hoping to support the Corporate Affiliate Group as best I can to build upon the good work already achieved, and through a collaborative effort continue to progress IEP’s objectives, ultimately growing the membership and enhancing the services it can provide. This will enable as many frontline employees as possible to develop new skills and progress in a profession in which they feel invested and proud to be part of.”
Claire said “For me, the Corporate Affiliates Group act as a conduit between frontline staff and the wider sector. They are the core employer group that represents professional individuals who are members of the IEP and are also integral in driving the success and momentum of the IEP at a all levels within their own organisations. Working within Learning & Development, I hope to not only bring my own knowledge and expertise of what my employees need in order to do their jobs well but also, to learn about the changing landscape so that I can prepare and plan for what is to come in the future.”