Hello! And thankyou for taking an interest in my blog. I want to offer an independent, and I hope thoughtful, perspective on some of the things I care a good deal about.
I earn my living in two ways:
- as Managing Director of The Mackinnon Partnership, a niche consultancy working primarily with public sector clients in the UK, and focusing on skills, employment and enterprise, often in the wider context of economic development;
- as Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance, a UK-wide network of organisations across the maritime sector which sets skills standards for it and turns them into qualifications and apprenticeship frameworks.
I am also a a non-executive director of Pearson Education Ltd, which includes the Edexcel exam board. I was a governor of Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College for 14 years and chaired the Board from 2005-10. I also chaired the West London Student Trust, the college’s charity, and encouraged other colleges to see the value in their alumni and the scope for voluntary fundraising. (Everything I write in my Blog is simply my own view, of course, and you should not assume that anyone else agrees with a single word of it!).
You can contact me at iain[at]themackinnonpartnership.co.uk