Job agency chief to seek new skills

19th August 2005 at 01:00
A former senior civil servant and director of the Government's leading agency for job-seekers is to head the organisation charged with tackling the UK's skills crisis.

Mark Fisher, business strategy director of Jobcentre Plus, takes over from Christopher Duff as chief executive of the Sector Skills Development Agency in October.

The SSDA is responsible for co-ordinating sector skills councils - created by the Government to equip industry with the skills needed for the 21st Century.

Before joining Jobcentre Plus, Mr Fisher was human resources director for the Department of Social Security.

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