John Chudley BSc PhD CEng FIMarEST- Chair
Nominated by Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
John knows first-hand about the opportunities vocational education and Higher Level Skills can offer. He began honing his skills as a Mechanical Engineering apprentice before progressing to higher education and completing a PhD in Marine Technology. Prior to establishing his own consultancy he held a number of senior positions in Higher Education and also within in the Civil Service, where he was employed as a Director of the National Apprenticeship Service and was instrumental in leading the development of Higher Apprenticeships. He has also acted as a Director and Board Member to a number of companies and organisations.
Having experience in industry, further and higher education, and a strong belief in the benefits and opportunities vocational education brings to young people, John is passionate about representing the profession and championing and valuing all routes into professional registration at all levels.