The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a new non-Executive Director to its Board of Management.

Providing an employer and training provider perspective on the SCQFP Board, Stuart McKenna serves as Chief Executive of the Scottish Training Federation (STF), which represents over 140 training providers operating in the field of work-based training across Scotland.

Speaking about his appointment Stuart commented, “I’m really pleased to join the SCQFP Board and have the opportunity to help promote the excellent work of the SCQF to a wider audience – particularly employers and training providers engaged in the delivery of apprenticeships and employability programmes.”

Stuart was appointed to the role of Chief Executive of the STF in February 2015. For the last 25 years, he has worked for a range of different organisations engaged with skills and training, in roles which have been mainly focused around promoting Modern Apprenticeships. Prior to joining STF, Stuart was the Director of Skills at GoSkills – the Sector Skills Council for the Passenger Transport sector. He has also worked with Scottish Government, Sector Skills Alliance Scotland and COSLA. From 2003-07 he was Vice-Chair of the Board of Management of Cardonald College in Glasgow.

Stuart is currently a member of the Modern Apprenticeship Group (MAG) and the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB).