City & Guilds names new UK Managing Director
Kirstie Donnelly MBE appointed to lead UK arm of the business
07 November 2013
City & Guilds has appointed Kirstie Donnelly MBE as its UK Managing Director. Formerly the Director of Product Development and Learning Technologies at City & Guilds, Kirstie will now lead the arm of the Group which partners with Further Education Colleges and Training Providers in the UK.
Speaking about the appointment, Chris Jones, CEO and Director General, City & Guilds said: ‘Creating this new UK Managing Director role brings together our innovative, top-quality product and service design teams with our dedicated customer service and support teams under clear leadership. Ultimately this is all about providing even better products, services and overall customer experience to FE Colleges and Training Providers in the UK.
‘Kirstie’s enthusiasm, leadership, and passion for how technology is revolutionising teaching and learning, puts her in an excellent position to lead our UK business.’
Meanwhile, talking about her new role Kirstie said: ‘The role of the Further Education sector in the UK is perhaps more important than ever. We play a critical role in helping individuals and employers get the skills they need to fuel economic prosperity in the UK. Through working in partnership with our FE customers, City & Guilds is absolutely committed to doing even more to help people and employers get the skills they need to fuel economic growth and prosperity.’
Before joining City & Guilds, Kirstie was the Director of Products and Marketing at learndirect, where she created the first large scale brand and online offer in the provision of adult learning. Kirstie was awarded an MBE in June 2011 for her contribution to e-learning in the adult learning sector.