Learning and Work Institute and Association of Colleges both to have new leaders

Stephen Evans has been announced as the new CEO of the Learning and Work Institute.  Mr Evans has been deputy CEO for the last 2 years and will take up the post of CEO from September, replacing David Hughes, who will leave to take on the role of Chief Executive of Association of Colleges.


Mr Evans has had much experience working in the sector, having previously been at Working Links where he led on policy, strategy and business development for the employment and skills organisation.   He joined Working Links from the London Development Agency where he worked as Director of Employment and Skills commissioning programmes and leading the London Skills and Employment Board.  He has also had experience as a senior Policy Adviser in HM Treasury, working to cut poverty, increase employment and boost productivity.


The Learning and Work Institute was launched in September 2015 as a collaboration between the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and the Centre for Social Inclusion.  Their remit is to work towards opportunities being available for all people to realise their ambitions and potential when it comes to education and work.   Their main aims are for more inclusive learning and skills opportunities to create:


  • Higher rates of employment and better jobs
  • Higher productivity for a stronger economy
  • Equality and inclusion for more social justice
  • Active citizens and healthy communities


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