The Institute for Apprenticeships Board

The board provides leadership and direction, setting our strategic aims, values and standards. Its work is governed by the Institute’s governance framework.

The Institute’s Board has a responsibility to ensure that the Institute complies with its statutory responsibilities, relevant legislation and government accounting rules in relation to its use of public funds.

The Board consists of the Chair, the Chief Executive and 8 non-executive members appointed by the Secretary of State for Education. 

Our board members

  • Antony Jenkins (Chair)
  • Sir Gerry Berragan: Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Dr Katherine Barclay: Director, UK Skills, Worldwide R&D, Pfizer Ltd
  • Paul Cadman: HR Director, Walter Smith Fine Foods Ltd
  • Dame Fiona Kendrick: Chairperson, Nestle UK and Ireland
  • Robin Millar CBE: Chairperson, Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group
  • Toby Peyton-Jones: HR Director, Siemens UK and Northern Europe
  • Bev Robinson: Principal and Chief Executive, Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Jessica Leigh Jones: Engineer, Sony UK
  • Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University

view the biographies of our board members 

Board minutes

The Board has a committees structure which support it in delivering its core governance functions. It also has an advisory panel structure which helps it engage with key partners and stakeholders providing direct insight into the apprenticeship landscape.

The Institute’s four sub-committees are:

  • The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
  • The Quality Assurance Committee
    • Board: Paul Cadman

    • Independent members: Jim Iley (Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Open University), Isabel Sutcliffe , Ben Blackledge (WorldSkills UK)

    • Quality Assurance Committee minutes
  • The Remuneration Committee
    • Board: Antony Jenkins, Sir Gerry Berragan, Dame Fiona Kendrick

 The Institute’s three advisory Panels are:

The Stakeholder Reference Panel

  • All Party Parliamentary Group Apprenticeships
  • Association of Colleges (AoC)
  • Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
  • Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
  • British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
  • Employment Related Services Association (ERSA)
  • Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
  • Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS)
  • Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)
  • Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  • Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ
  • Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Network
  • Local Government Association (LGA)
  • National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB)
  • Office for Students
  • Ofqual
  • Ofsted
  • The Careers and Enterprise Company
  • The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
  • The Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA)
  • Unionlearn
  • Universities UK
  • University Alliance
  • University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)

The Quality Alliance

The Apprentice Panel