Meet our new head of education

1 August 2018

A hearty welcome to Marie Garnett, who joins the NAJ as head of education,  bringing with her a wealth of experience gained over 25 years as an ‘educational developer’. Primarily in the higher education sector, she has worked at universities on the development and provision of training portfolios for staff at all levels.

At Lifelong Learning UK Marie looked at succession planning of skills into various job sectors and how to provide new apprenticeship training. This was followed by a key professional development role at a professional member association, developing three levels of qualifications and putting together training and development programmes. “I particularly enjoyed this role as it is really rewarding to make a contribution towards the professionalism of an area,” she explains. And working with members who are so enthusiastic about developing schemes makes it such a positive environment to work in.”

NAJ Chief Executive Simon Forrester said of the appointment “I’m really pleased NAJ has secured someone of the calibre of Marie, she has a strong background as an educationalist, and many years’ experience in associations which I know will help drive our offering to the sector.”

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