A message from ALT's Chair: CEO leadership transition

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Dear Members

Our current CEO, Maren Deepwell, will be stepping down from her role later this year to focus on her own business. 

Maren has played a key role in developing and strengthening our Association for over a decade and the transition to a new CEO is a big and vital one for us. We have a robust transition plan in place and all of our activities will continue as usual, focussing on our events and membership activities.

I am sure that many people will want to celebrate Maren’s work and contribution and wish her well on her new adventure in the coming months and we will make sure that there will be a lot of opportunities to do so.

For now, our focus is on finding a new CEO for our Association, to lead us in our next chapter. 

ALT is celebrating 30 years as the leading professional body for Learning Technology this year, which is an important milestone for our community. Having supported our Members through the global pandemic, we are pleased to see our annual turnover return to pre-pandemic levels as we close our financial year. 

There are many opportunities for ALT in the coming years, as we develop our services in response to our Members’ needs:

We are currently working on two strategic projects for our accreditation scheme, piloting internal accreditation for Member Organisations and developing a support course for the scheme; 

We have also recently launched a new hybrid events programme, and we are continuing to work in partnership with like minded organisations on important invitations like our AmplifyFE network, which now connects over 2,000 professionals in Further and Vocational Education. 

We are proud of all we have achieved so far, and we look forward to working with our new CEO to develop our vision for a bright future. 

Helen O’Sullivan
Chair of ALT Board of Trustees

Find out more about the search for ALT's new CEO

The recruitment panel will be chaired by ALT’s Chair Helen O'Sullivan and the appointment is made by the Board of Trustees. To find out more and to apply, go to CharityJobs

If you’d like to arrange an informational conversation about the role with our Chair or CEO, please contact Jo Cairns, our HR Advisor at jo.cairns@sereniti.co.uk

Deadline for applications: 27 March 2023 - 10:00 am UK local time

Online Interview dates: 25 and 26 April 2023

We are looking to announce the appointment in early June 2023, and Members will be able to meet our new CEO at ALT’s Annual Conference in September 2023.