Skills for Care hires Interim CEO

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Training charity Skills for Care has announced the appointment of Andy Tilden as its Interim CEO.

Tilden is currently Skills for Care’s national director of Sector Development, supporting employers to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce across England and is a long standing member of Skills for Care’s leadership team.

He will replace Sharon Allen, who is stepping down from the role of CEO in March.

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Tilden initially trained as a teacher before becoming a social worker. He has worked in residential care, in the NHS as a trainer and manager, and in juvenile justice, child protection and learning disability services..

Skills for Care Chair Dame Moira Gibb said: “Andy brings with him a great deal of experience and knowledge of social care and skills development so was the ideal person to lead our organisation through this time of transition.

“The process to recruit a new CEO is already under way and Andy will now have an extended handover period with our CEO Sharon Allen as he prepares to lead our team until a permanent appointment is made.”

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