NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR ICCDPP
Following a worldwide public recruitment campaign, ICCDPP has appointed 4 new members to augment and enrich the knowledge, skills and experience of the Board of ICCDPP in the pursuit of its mission and goals. The new members are:
Dr David Fretwell:
Dr. Fretwell’s primary area of experience and education is on a broad spectrum (i.e., governance, administration, finance, delivery, evaluation) of workforce development policies and programs. His focus is on labor/employment and education/training policy and program development at the local, state, national, and international levels in both the public and private sectors. As a Lead Employment and Training Specialist in the Human Development Department of the Europe and Central Asia Region (ECA) at the World Bank, he was instrumental in the establishment of ICCDPP in 2004. He has undertaken assignments in over 140 countries. Dr. Fretwell is a founding member and President, and currently the Vice-President for North America (US and Canada) of the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA). Dr. Fretwell is a long-term member of the US Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
David Carney is the Executive Director of the Careers Industry Council of Australia. He has held leadership roles in the career and education industry for over 20 years, including strategy, business, and policy development. He is currently a Board member of the Australian Government’s National Careers Institute. He has been involved in OECD and ILO initiatives.
Jan Ellis has worked as a leader, manager, and national and international consultant in the career development sector for over 40 years. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Qdos Education company responsible for the development of Career Hubs throughout the UK. Her past roles include first CEO of the Career Development Institute (CDI), the UK professional body for the career sector.
Over the past 32 years, Avron Herr has contributed to establishing South Africa’s national career advice service, influencing policy for career guidance delivery, establishing competency and curriculum frameworks, developing the South African National Career Advice Portal (NCAP), and founding the South African Career Development Association (SACDA). As founder and manager of the PACE Careers Centre and the PACE Research Institute, he has been involved in building open-access career guidance systems for 14 African countries. He established the East Africa Career Development Association in 2018.