New GA Chief Executive
The Trustees of the Geographical Association are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Kinder to the post of GA Chief Executive effective from 1 September 2012.
From a strong field of applicants representing a range of educational, commercial and third sector backgrounds, a small number of impressive candidates were invited to take part in a rigorous two-day selection process at the GA's offices in Sheffield over 17-18 May.
Although the final decision was a very close one, at the end of this process the selection panel was unanimous in its choice of Alan Kinder as the next GA Chief Executive.
The GA's Trustees and staff are very much looking forward to working with Alan.
Alan has worked in geographical education for more than twenty years, as a geography teacher, curriculum leader, field studies officer, adviser, PGCE tutor and consultant.
Key achievements include his work on the national curriculum, as an assessment project co-ordinator for the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) and as a regional subject adviser for the Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) project to support the implementation of a new Key Stage 3 curriculum in England.
Alan is a long-standing member of the Geographical Association. He served on the GA's Secondary Phase Committee between 1998 and 2008 (and as Co-Chair 2005-8) and chaired the Education Committee from 2009-12. Alan has also written or contributed to a wide range of articles, CPD courses, text books and web-materials for the GA and many other organisations.
Speaking about his appointment as the next GA Chief Executive Alan said:
"The Geographical Association is at an incredibly exciting stage in its development. With a new national curriculum looming, the GA is uniquely well placed to provide the support, advice and guidance needed by our members, other organisations and the government itself.
"After many years as a GA member and volunteer, it is an absolute pleasure and privilege - as well as an enormous responsibility - to be invited to succeed David Lambert as Chief Executive. I very much look forward to meeting and working with you all in the coming months and years."
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