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Speaker Biography

Rob Wye

 Rob  Wye
Director: Strategy and Communications Group and Interim Director of the Learning Group

Rob Wye has more than twenty years experience in education and training policy. After graduating from Cambridge in 1976 Rob joined the Employment Department where he worked in a number of areas including pay policy, health and safety, disability policy and Private Office.

In 1981 he moved up to Sheffield and joined the Manpower Services Commission focusing on training and vocational education issues including Training Access Points, Learning Technologies, Open Learning, GNVQs, education-business links, Modern Apprenticeships and New Start.

In 1997 Rob moved to Northampton and commuted to work in the Finance Directorate of the Department for Education and Employment in London.

He was the Executive Director of Northamptonshire LSC from November 2000. From February to July 2002 he was on secondment as the LSC’s National Director of Policy and Development, where he played a key role in working with the DfES, particularly on developing the Success for All document and the subsequent consultation. His current position is as Director of the Strategy and Communications group and Interim Director of the Learning Group, working alongside Mark Haysom, Chief Executive, on policy and strategy.