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Welcome to new CPD Staff

Message for the Chairman of BSME :

I am delighted to announce the appointment of our two new CPD staff, who will be based in Bahrain.

Ann Hearn is the new BSME CPD Coordinator and has started work this week! Ann possesses an honours degree in Economics and Management; a PGCCE and an MSc in Human Resource Management and Training. Since the late 1990’s Anne has enjoyed a varied career in Bahrain as a lecturer; a trainer and consultant and as a senior manager for the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme, initiated by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Alkhalifa.

Sam Fraser will join Ann on 17 May as Assistant CPD Coordinator. Sam has an honours degree in Arts and Social Sciences as well as a clutch of qualifications in accounting, financial services, TEFL: he is also a qualified fitness instructor. Sam has worked as a civil servant and as an administrator in the retail world; he has also been employed as a Senior Recruitment Consultant.

Both Ann and Sam will be working hard to build up the programme aided in this process by the BSME CPD Committee (Mark Leppard (Qatar, but Abu Dhabi from September), Glyn Kilsby (Dubai) and Ann Gurnett (Kuwait). We will be meeting in Bahrain, with Ann and Sam, to determine long-term vision, strategy and 2015 – 16 targets.

The CPD Committee and I are very much looking forward to working with Ann and Sam and am sure that they will be a potent duo! As part of our plans for the future, we envisage that CPD staff will travel extensively; this is so that they can meet with more heads and ensure that the CPD offerings accurately reflect what heads will commit funds to.

One of the two CPD employees will focus very much on the UAE, with its large contingent of BSME schools and may become the single point of contact for heads in that country.

Please give Ann and Sam your support and encouragement as they take over the reins of this highly important part of BSME work.

Ed Goodwin OBE
Chairman, BSME

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