Sharron Lusher honoured for services to further education

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Former Pembrokeshire College Principal and ColegauCymru Chair Sharron Lusher has been honoured in this year’s Queen's Birthday Honours Lists for services to further education. 
Mrs Lusher has enjoyed a successful career in the sector, including six years as College Principal and 22 years in total at Pembrokeshire College. She currently chairs the Independent Welsh Pay Review 
Body which reports to the Education Minister and makes recommendations to the Welsh Government on the pay and conditions of school teachers and leaders in Wales. 
Further, Mrs Lusher has served as Chair of ColegauCymru, and as a valuable member of many boards including the Confederation of British Industry, Regional Learning and Skills Partnership and the Haven Enterprise Waterway Zone. 
During her time as Principal, Mrs Lusher was wholly committed to raising the profile of further education and highlighting its importance in delivering the skills needed for a prosperous economy. The College continually invested in improving its quality outcomes receiving nine Good and six Excellent judgements from Estyn. FE benchmarking data also ranked the College as the number one General Further Education College in Wales for overall success rates in 2015/16. 
Mrs Lusher has always insisted that the learner is placed at the heart of decision making to ensure that further education colleges offer young people the very best education opportunities possible whilst also meeting the needs of local employers. 
ColegauCymru Chief Executive Iestyn Davies said,

“We send our warmest congratulations to Sharron in being honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists 2021 for her leadership and contribution within FE and now the wider field of education, which has been combined with an unremitting focus on the learner.”

Further Information

The Queen's Birthday Honours Lists 2021 
The Queen's Birthday Honours 2021 lists have been published, marking the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. 
11 June 2021 

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