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Review of the matrix Standard - Chair of the ‘Executive Group’ appointed

Dr Deirdre Hughes

matrix Standard is delighted to announce that Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE has been appointed as the Chair of the ‘Executive Group’ overseeing the ‘Review of matrix Standard’.  Deirdre has a wealth of experience working in education, careers, skills and employability field as a practitioner, manager, researcher and policy adviser

This includes being a former UKCES Commissioner for Labour Market Intelligence and Careers, 2012-2014; Adviser to the Scottish Government; specialist adviser to the Welsh Government (Careers and Skills, 2018-2019); lead consultation on a new 5-year vision for Careers Wales

The review of matrix Standard Executive Group met for the first time in November and Deirdre was joined by Jenny Wallis, Department for Education, Scott Parkin, Chief Executive of the Institute of Employability, Kathy Leahy, matrix Practitioner and External Verifier, Chris Jones, Operations Director at IDG part of the Growth Company and Roger Chapman, Head of Service for matrix at The Growth Company.

Thank you to those who have so far stepped forward to contribute to the consultative process in the New Year. There’s still time to contact for you and your organisation to be involved.

More from the Executive Group across 2021 as they work on reviewing the matrix Standard.  


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The Growth Company

The Growth Company

The Growth Company is contracted by the Department for Education to administer and manage the matrix Standard starting on 11th January 2020.