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New Deputy Chief Executive appointed

19 June 2019

Kirsti Lord, Acting Principal at City College Coventry, has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Executive for Member Services of the Association of Colleges (AoC). Kirsti has been Acting Principal at the college since April, having been appointed Deputy Principal in 2016. She has also worked in senior positions at Sandwell and Leicester Colleges. Speaking of her appointment, Kirsti said: “I am thrilled to join AoC at such an exciting time for the organisation. I am looking forward to the new challenge of collaborating with colleagues to ensure a high quality service for members, and supporting colleges to embrace the opportunities emerging within the sector.” David Hughes, Chief Executive of AoC, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kirsti at such an important time for the organisation. Kirsti will be a valuable asset to AoC as we move forward. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep commitment to the further education sector. I have no doubt that Kirsti’s experience and skills will benefit not only AoC as an organisation, but more importantly our members.” Kirsti will take up her position from 14 August.