Sir Frank is one of the leading voices in the FE and training sector. Fourteen years as Principal of City and Islington College until July 2016, he has advised on policy development at a local, regional and national level. Sir Frank was Chair of the highly influential Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning (CAVTL), whose report ‘It’s about work’ is central to the ETF’s mission. He was awarded a CBE in 2009 and a Knighthood in 2015.
Through his work with ETF, he has created and led the national workforce development body’s Leadership Programme portfolio from Middle Managers, Chairs, CFOs to CEOs/Principals.