David Hughes

Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

David became Chief Executive of AoC in September 2016 from the Learning and Work Institute (previously NIACE) where he was Chief Executive from 2011, following 11 years in the further education sector, working at the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

David led the merger of NIACE with Inclusion to form Learning and Work Institute in 2016. At the LSC and SFA David led funding relationships with colleges and providers. David has also worked in the voluntary sector across a wide range of roles and organisations in the UK and Australia, in social housing, co-operatives, welfare, regeneration and community development.

Twitter: @AoCDavidH