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New appointments at Cogent, TACK International and FSSC
SSC performance culture needs to mirror industry says new Cogent CEO
Cogent SSC Ltd, the Sector Skills Council for Chemicals, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Petroleum and Polymers has announced the appointment of Joanna Woolf as Chief Executive to succeed John Ramsay.
Woolf, whose career started in 1982 as a graduate engineer with BP, and was most recently Operations Director for Albion Chemicals, will be taking up the post on 8th August.
She said: "I have worked in the challenging and exciting environment of performance-driven organisations, where understanding what makes the difference to your performance is key.
"My experience has proved that having people with the right skills is fundamental to business success. I am, however, acutely aware of the difficulty of motivating businesses, and individuals, to invest time and resources into developing skills.
TACK International Hires New Head of Operations and Training
TACK International has announced the appointment of Nick Washington-Jones as Head of Operations and Training.
An experienced international management consultant and sales trainer, Washington-Jones joins the sales, and sales management training and development organisation and is responsible for course management, course research and development and course delivery by TACK trainers.
Rob Barham, CEO of TACK International commented, "We’re really excited about the new perspective Nick will bring to TACK’s management team. Nick will help us build on our history and credibility to position TACK as a global provider of training, change management and consultancy."
Washington-Jones said: "Customers are rightly demanding more from the time and financial investment they make in training and the onus is on us to find innovative ways to give them the returns they are seeking. TACK has a number of tools to measure return on investment which enable clients to measure how our interventions have helped their employees to raise their contribution to the company."
Origen Chief Executive joins Sector Skills Council board
Gareth Marr, Chief Executive of Origen, has joined the board of the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC).
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