Peter Lauener to become new CITB chair

Peter Lauener

PETER Lauener has been appointed the new chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

He is currently interim chief executive of the Student Loans Company, and will initially continue in this role alongside his position at the CITB. He has previously been chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. He has also been director of skills at the former Department for Education and Skills.

Peter’s appointment was made by apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton. He will take up the CITB role on May 1 when James Wates steps down after eight years at the helm.

Anne Milton said, “Peter’s knowledge of the skills industry, along with his experience, will help his work with the CITB to make sure that our country has the construction skills it needs.  Peter will take over from James Wates in May. I would like to thank James for the contribution he has made to the CITB during his time as chair, and I wish him the very best for the future.”

Peter Lauener added, “I am delighted to be appointed as chair of the CITB.  I know how committed the industry is to training and I am looking forward to working with industry leaders, together with Sarah Beale and her committed executive team at CITB to make construction an exemplar for skills development.”