Dr Vikki Smith

Vikki Smith Director of Education
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Vikki is Executive Director – Education and Standards at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Her remit includes External Affairs (marketing, communications and regional engagement), Policy and Research (research and evaluation, impact, education policy strategists, mentors, and employer engagement), and Standards and CPD (quality and standards, online learning design, CPD trainers).  

Vikki is a seasoned executive leader, whose career spans both public and private sectors, and further and higher education. Prior to Joining ETF, Vikki was the Special Education Adviser at the British Medical Association, where she engineered increases in member engagement and strategic advancements; she also has a rich background organisational development and change management from her time with Oxford University Press and City & Guilds Group. Vikki holds a PGCE in Further Education and a Ph.D. in Education; she is a Fellow of the RSA and Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association. Vikki is motivated by driving positive change and fostering impactful outcomes in further education and skills.