Iain McCaskey joins the BESA following 15 years with the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards, where he held a number of senior positions – most recently that of operations director. While there he created and developed a national apprenticeship certification system and a centralised payment portal with an online self-training tool.
Commenting on the appointment, membership director Richard Ward said, “I am confident that, as a fierce advocate of vocational education with excellent communications skills and a qualification in management studies, Iain will bring fresh impetus to the BESA’s operations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and will further enhance the services we provide to the membership and the sector.”
Mr McCaskey will be based at the BESA’s offices outside Edinburgh. He will report to Richard Ward and to Tony Howard, director of BESA Training. Zanna Tweedie will continue in the role of assistant national executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland.