The former director-general of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Geoff Armstrong has been appointed as chairman of the charity Heads, Teachers and Industry (HTI).
The organisation works with education and businesses to improve the employability of school leavers, with a special focus on leadership, including training at the National College of School Leadership, and programmes to promote secondments of heads and senior teachers in businesses, and vice versa.
Armstrong has been hired to develop employee attitudes, skills and behaviour, particularly within the Go4it campaign, HTI’s programme to challenge the ‘cotton wool culture’
“Geoff Armstrong will make a powerful contribution to our relationships with employers and their understanding of how they can help schools produce more employable school leavers,” said Anne Evans, HTI chief executive.
Armstrong held his post at the CIPD for 16 years, during which its membership more than double to almost 130,000. He retired at the start of this month.