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New Chief for SSDA


Mark Fisher, currently business strategy director of Jobcentre Plus, is to succeed Christopher Duff as the new Chief Executive of the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA).

Fisher, who is expected to join the SSDA in October, has also worked as HR Director for the Department of Social Security and wad a board director of Working Links (Employment) Limited.

Skills minister Phil Hope welcomed the new appointment: "I am pleased to welcome Mark Fisher to his new role and wish him well in moving forward this exciting agenda. I would also like to thank Christopher Duff for his excellent work setting up the Skills for Business network, through which employers and government are now successfully joining forces to ensure UK plc has the skilled workers it needs to boost productivity," he added.

Fisher also paid to his predecessor. "I am delighted and honoured to follow in his footsteps and lead the SSDA in the next stage of its development, adding real value to the network of Sector Skills Councils and helping to put employers right at the heart of the skills system," he said.


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