Terry Fennell, Vice-Chair

Terry Fennell was elected as Vice Chair of FAB in October 2016 and has been on the Federation’s Board of Directors since his election in October 2014.

FDQ is a niche awarding organisation owned by a dedicated food training charity offering over 200 qualifications for the food industry. FDQ’s portfolio offers the industry flexible vocational qualifications designed for full time learners and those in food related occupations. As FDQ Chief Executive, Terry has responsibility for the efficient running of FDQs’ operations including strategic planning, financial accounting, reporting and target setting. He also has responsibility for keeping up to date with government and funding policy and disseminating related information to FDQ colleagues, board and centres.

In his previous role as Head of Delivery for the Association of Employers and Learning Providers (AELP) he held several memberships including the SFA Further Education Technical Advisory Group and the group responsible for the development of the new simplified funding system. Terry has also worked at the Sector Skills Council for food and drink where he developed and was responsible for the implementation of the apprenticeship framework for food and drink and held the position of Director of Employer Engagement at a northern college where he set up food manufacturing provision from scratch.