Sean Cavan

Sean has been a member of the Board of Directors for five years having joined to bring a perspective on education workforce supply and development. During this time Sean has had the roles of Chair and Vice Chair of the Board and is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is Head of Strategic Business Engagement at the Sheffield Institute of Education. Other current roles include Chair of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), member of the Professional Learning Advisory Panel for the Chartered College of Teaching, External Examiner for the national Welsh MEP programme at the University of Cardiff and UK mentor for the Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Award programme.

In his UCET roles he has worked with Government bodies such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership on major initiatives including the development of Teaching Schools, the School Direct model for ITE and the national Masters in Teaching and Learning programme. Previous work has also included developing major Masters programmes for the ICT and MBA markets in the UK, the Gulf and Hong Kong and delivering ICT management courses in the UK, US, Canada, Sweden and Italy to a diverse set of clients ranging from the Swedish banking sector to NASA.