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Frontline Professionals Join the IEP Board

Posted By Heather Ette, 17 February 2017
Updated: 14 February 2017

Frontline Professionals Join the IEP Board

The IEP is delighted to announce that Alex Parnell MIEP of Seetec and Zoe Bradwick MIEP of Working Links Wales have been appointed to the IEP Board.

Alex and Zoe’s appointments as co-optees is in line with the IEP’s commitment to better engage with front line professionals and ensure that the Institute speaks for, and with, the people it represents.

Speaking of his appointment Alex said ‘There are lots of senior figures in the industry and I am looking forward to bringing a different point of view. My role is not to represent my company or geographic area but to look at what challenges frontline staff are facing, the opportunities that are available to them and to make sure that the impact of any Board decisions on frontline staff is a positive one.

I feel that mine and Zoe’s appointments is a step in the right direction and promotes a positive message to frontline staff. I am very excited to be able to contribute and give a frontline perspective. The IEP is in really good hands and I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.

Zoe said ‘I’m very happy to have the opportunity to work with the IEP Board over the coming months, gaining a better insight into the direction and commitment of the IEP.  For me it will be a chance to gain insight into the important role the IEP plays in our sector and how it intends to move forward and grow with the ever changing landscape of employability.  I hope to bring experience from frontline delivery, allowing board members to explore new ideas based on informed input from frontline staff.’

IEP Chairman Scott Parkin FIEP said 'Alex and Zoe are the first of what we hope will be many frontline staff who we will be engaging with in this way.  We are grateful to them for piloting this initiative and look forward to working with them over the course of the year to develop new opportunities for our membership'.

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