Posted on 5th February 2014.

BACH elects new National Chair and Vice Chair

Steve Battersby, has been elected to the position of National Chair and Graham McPhail has been elected as Vice Chair.

Steve has just started a two year tenure as the National Chair of the Association; he was previously elected to the National Vice Chair two years ago. The new role involves co-ordinating a national strategy on best practice and he will also work with other members of the National Executive to improve the standard of teaching and training within the sector.

Steve, Section Leader for Construction and Building Services at Bridgwater College said, “I feel very honoured and proud to be the national chair. I look forward to championing construction teaching and training together with raising the profile of a great industry. BACH provides representation on professional bodies disseminates good practice among the membership and contributes expertise to research projects and curriculum development. Being National Chair gives me the opportunity to be at the forefront of any new initiative and thinking, that will benefit staff and more importantly students at nationally.

Graham takes up the role of National Vice Chair having been the Regional Chair for the North East and a BACH member since 2004.  Graham will support the national Chair and the National Executive in setting out the future of BACH to further improve the way it supports members.

Graham, Curriculum Director at Hartlepool College of Further Education said, “I have always been a very keen ambassador of BACH because I found it offered excellent support for me when I first became a curriculum manager.  It is a vehicle to meet colleagues not only regionally but nationally; the networking was vital in my early days and still is today.  I have always been very impressed with how BACH as an Association has affected change nationally.  This has really helped our members and supported them in providing excellence for learners who enter this rewarding sector”

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