Derby College Group Chief Executive selected for new national group

Mandie Stravino

Derby College Group Chief Executive Mandie Stravino has been appointed to a new national group of principals who will advise the Department for Education.

FE commissioner Richard Atkins has brought together seven principals and chief executives from colleges across the UK to advise on skills policy including the development of T-levels.

Stravino has been joined on the Principals’ Reference Group by FE leaders from Grimsby, Gateshead, Chichester, Weston, Walsall and East Kent.

The group will meet around six times a year with Ministers and government officials in an unpaid role.

Stravino says: “I am honoured to be invited to be part of the new Principals’ Reference Group.”