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Welcome to our new Board Directors

Posted By Heather Ette, 09 October 2017

IEP Welcome Five New Directors to the IEP Board

The IEP are delighted to announce the results of the Board election and welcome 5 new directors to the IEP Board, all of whom bring considerable strengths, commitment and passion and a drive and determination to enhance the benefits of the IEP to its members and to the employability profession as a whole.

Zoe Bradwick MIEP - currently a Performance Manager for Working Links, Zoe is responsible for delivering the Work Programme to customers across several offices in Wales. Zoe said ‘I believe that the people who work in our sector deliver a crucial service and want to utilise my experience to enhance the support and recognition they need to specialise and diversify in an ever-changing environment with ever changing demands.’

Stewart Holdsworth MIEP -  a Senior Performance Manager for Serco with primary responsibility for delivering the Work Programme contract in South Yorkshire, Stewart said ‘I am passionate about what the IEP stands for and improving the professional development of the work force in this sector. I am passionate about supporting those in this sector who literally change lives every day; to be the best that they can be, so we can all provide the best support possible to those who need it most – our customers.’

Teresa Scott FIEP – is CEO of Kennedy Scott, which she founded to support people to achieve their potential and progress in their careers and lives. Teresa said “I will drive the development of excellent opportunities for collaboration between the IEP and organisations such as The Institute for Collaborative Working, the Board of which is chaired by KS Chairman Lord David Evans. I envisage that my enthusiasm will extend to the exploration of other opportunities including the development of a wider reaching strategy, which has the possibility of extending internationally, an important consideration in the era of a global marketplace.’

Ayden Sims MIEP – is UK Director of Business Development (BD) for MAXIMUS Human Services, which covers the organisations MAXIMUS People Services (MPS) and Remploy. In his election statement Ayden said ‘As the individual leading the growth of a national business in the UK, I have a keen interest and knowledge in the developing marketplace, and feel I can bring this expertise to help shape the future direction of the IEP.

As a result of this developing market, the needs of employees will also need to change, including their skills, training and personal attributes, which is clearly an area the IEP is closely aligned to.  I feel my involvement in these developments will enable the IEP to make more informed strategic decisions on its direction of travel.’

Rhys Toone FIEP – has been working for the Pluss Organisation CIC for 5 years and has been the Head of Employment Operations for the past 2 years. Rhys said ‘Like the IEP, I feel passionate about driving the changes that will ensure the continued development of the employability profession. I’m also passionate about ensuring that we are seen as an industry of choice which develops its staff to have long and productive careers. Our industry is diverse and vibrant and it’s important that everyone is helped to share in that as we grow.  I believe that my experience of working with a wide range of funders, including those funding specialist health and disability support which will be key to the industry during the next iteration of contracts, will allow me to support the IEP to create development opportunities for the advisors of the future.’

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