Skills for Care names Interim CEO

Andy Tilden

Andy Tilden has been appointed Interim CEO of Skills for Care from the end of March.

Currently Skills for Care’s national Director of Sector Development, Andy will take over from Sharon Allen who announced her departure in January (see BREAKING NEWS: Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen to step down in April).

Skills for Care Chair Dame Moira Gibb said: “Andy brings with him a great deal of experience and knowledge of social care and skills development, so was the ideal person to lead our organisation through this time of transition.

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“The process to recruit a new CEO is already under way and Andy will now have an extended handover period with our CEO Sharon Allen as he prepares to lead our team until a permanent appointment is made.”

In his current role, Andy supports employers to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce across England. He is also a long-standing member of Skills for Care’s leadership team.

Andy initially trained as a teacher before becoming a social worker. He has worked in residential care, in the NHS as a trainer and manager, and has worked in juvenile justice, child protection and learning disability services. He also worked as an external verifier, trainer and lecturer, and has managed a care training company.

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