John Chudley is Rector of MLA College, a private Higher Education Provider specialising in Distance Learning for the professional. John has been an active member of IMarEST for many years and has chaired of a number of committees and acted as a Trustee. John is presently Chair of the Engineering Council.
John knows first-hand about the opportunities vocational education and Higher Level Skills can offer. He began honing his skills as a Mechanical Engineering apprentice before progressing to higher education and completing a PhD in Marine Technology. Prior to becoming Rector of MLA College he held a number of senior positions in Higher Education and also within in the Civil Service, where he was employed as a Director of the National Apprenticeship Service and was instrumental in leading the development of Higher Apprenticeships. He has also acted as a Director and Board Member to a number of companies and organisations.
Having experience in industry, further and higher education, and a strong belief in the benefits and opportunities vocational education brings to young people, John is passionate about representing the profession and championing and valuing all routes into professional registration at all levels.