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New Chair announced for East Midlands Institute of Technology

Posted: 30th April 2024 - 1:06pm
Martin Rigley - New Chair of the East Midlands Institute of Technology

A new Chairperson has been appointed to lead the East Midlands Institute of Technology board, of which Loughborough College is a partner.

Martin Rigley was confirmed as the new Chair of East Midlands IoT at its latest board meeting and will also become one of its directors. He replaces Baroness Nicky Morgan, who stepped down in February (2024).

The East Midlands IoT is an innovative partnership between Loughborough College, Derby College Group, Loughborough University and the University of Derby.

From September 2024 it will begin delivering the very best in technical education for students – from T-Levels through to postgraduate education - with high-quality training and qualifications in engineering, digital skills and professional construction. Ground was broken on a brand new major tech learning hub at the College at the beginning of this year.

EMIoT will focus on skills for a greener economy, future energy and leadership in those fields. 

As a former Chief Executive and Managing Director of Notts-based engineering innovation firm Lindhurst Engineering, past Chair of Nottingham City Council N2 Skills & Employment Board, and current business leadership coach and mentor; Martin will bring a wealth of both business experience and technical skills development knowledge to his position as Chair.

He said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as Chair of the East Midlands Institute of Technology.

“The employment opportunities the rapid growth in technology presents is a challenge for the UK and in particular the East Midlands, with its strong focus on engineering and manufacturing jobs. The links between higher-level skills in the technology field and their positive impact on social mobility very much appealed to my personal values.”

Rachel Quinn, Executive Director of the East Midlands IoT, added: “Martin has the solid background in business and the technical skills sector we were looking for, to help the East Midlands Institute of Technology further develop its courses offer; in a way which engages both prospective students and new industrial partners.

“The East Midlands IoT has already begun making a name for itself as the ‘go to’ for technical skills training in the region. Martin’s know-how will be a key asset for us, as we move towards welcoming the first cohort of students to our Derby and Loughborough sites in September 2024.”

The East Midlands Institute of Technology (EMIoT) is one of 21 Institutes of Technology across England, established by the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver world-class higher technical education.

For further information on IoTs see website: www.institutesoftechnology.org.uk