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New chief for industry training body

A new boss has been appointed to the body responsible for standards of education, qualifications and training in the waste management industry.

Chris James

Chris James is Wamitab’s first chief executive officer, succeeding Dr Lawrence Strong, who retired as director-general on 31 March. 

James has extensive experience of education and training awards and qualifications.

Most recently, he was a member of the senior management team of sector skills council Asset Skills, with responsibility for cleaning, facilities management, property and housing.

He has worked on funding bids for Employer Investment Fund projects and the reporting of these to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. He was also a member of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills advisory group on literacy and numeracy.

Wamitab was established in 1989 and is the awarding body for the waste management industry in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and joint awarding body, with SQA, for qualifications in Scotland.

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