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Vine-Lott to chair National Skills Academy for Financial Services

Tisa director general Tony Vine-Lott has been appointed to chair the newly created National Skills Academy for Financial Services.

The Academy was launched in May 2007 by then-Economic Secretary Ed Balls MP and Skills Minister Phil Hope MP.

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services will set a new standard for excellence in training and skills education in the industry.

It aims to deliver skills training and development from entry level to retraining and continuing professional development by putting employer’s needs at the heart of skills training.

Vine-Lott says: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the industry in this new capacity. Skills are something that I have always held to be of the highest importance and to be critical to the long term success of our industry. During my time at TISA – formerly PIMA – we have focused on delivering high quality training and workshops on a wide range of topics, to both deepen and broaden people’s knowledge and understanding of the key information and issues impacting their work.

“In this appointment I look forward to working closely with employers, training providers and establishments, Government and the Financial Services Skills Council, to enhance and develop the knowledge-base and skills capacity of the industry to help maintain the UK as a premier financial services location in the world.”

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