Simon Bartley is to become the new chief executive of UK Skills next month.
Bartley, who is currently chair of SummitSkills, is a past chair of the CBI SME Council and currently a member of their Education and Training Committee. He leads for Sector Skills Councils on the development of diplomas and is a member of the City & Guilds Council and Executive Committee.
He also plays a number of other significant roles in organisations such as the British Standards Institute, Centre for Enterprise and the Electrical Contractors Association. Bartley also joined UK Skills in Australia in May 2006 as a member of the UK delegation that presented and won the UK bid for WorldSkills 2011.
He replaces current chief executive Jacqui Henderson on 1 October. Henderson will be taking on the role of project director for WorldSkills London 2011.