Chief Policy Officer
Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
Simon is currently Chief Policy Officer for AELP. Formed nearly 20 years ago, AELP is a national trade association, representing the interest of 900+ organisations delivering vocational learning, sustainable employment and employability support. Last academic year AELP members delivered 2 in every 3 of England's apprenticeships. Simon represents AELP on the following external groups/panels: IfATE’s Stakeholder Reference Panel, Ofqual’s Vocational & Technical Qualifications Reference Group, the ESFA’s Provider Reference Group and the Apprenticeship Service Advisory Group. Simon is also a member of the GLA’s Higher Skills for Londoners Advisory Group and a Commissioner on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Skills Commission.