FIS is delighted to announce the new Chair of the FIS Skills Board, Operations Director at Stortford Interiors (UK) Paul Leach

Paul will take up his two year non-executive role this month and will ensure that the views of the FIS membership are fairly represented through the Board and that our skills work is steered by and meets the needs of the wider membership.

FIS Sector Skills Engagement Manager Amanda Scott and FIS Chief Executive Iain McIlwee will confer with the Chair on matters such as:

  • Future direction and sign off on skills and training plans
  • Sign off on bid development and submissions on behalf of FIS
  • Sign off official funding agreements on behalf of FIS

Paul, a natural skills champion, has a deep understanding of the FIS skills strategy and has been at the forefront of FIS skills development including key collaborations in the construction of the Trailblazer Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship, 22 new FIS Sector Skills modules, Project Futures and is a champion of skills competency in his organisation and the wider sector.

We are excited to be working with Paul and will capitalise and utilise his depth of talent, skills commitment, technical knowledge, competency and vast experience in our sector.

FIS Sector Skills Engagement Manager, Amanda Scott

With an eye on developing skills throughout the sector and helping others achieve competency in their roles, I am excited to be assisting and working with the FIS Skills Board and its members to achieve this, whilst putting something back into the industry that has served me so well over the last 42 years.

FIS Skills Board Chair, Paul Leach