IOD Director of the Year Awards

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Debbie Gardiner profile




Non-executive Director
Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

With 12 years leadership & governance experience as MD, CEO, NED & Chairman (commercial & not for profit), Debbie's expertise is in Apprenticeship Reform, a background in retail and training & development and the ability to develop strategy and bring it to life operationally. Debbie is passionate about Apprenticeships & Traineeships and has a desire to put her experience and passion together to support others to harness their full potential.




AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of over 900+ organisations that deliver apprenticeships, employability support and vocational learning.   Their main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase workforce productivity and improve social mobility.


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