Ufi expands Board of Trustees with experts in technology and skills for work

Ufi are delighted to welcome Sarah Roché and Kirill Pyshkin to our Board of Trustees. Their combined wealth of experience in the technology and skills sectors will be vital in helping to shape the future trajectory of Ufi.

Sarah Roche

Sarah Roché, Ufi Trustee and Director of Talent at Royal Mail.

Sarah is currently the Director of Talent at Royal Mail and is an award-winning talent expert with experience leading global change across a range of industries. A true creative and innovative thinker, she focuses on helping organisations transform their approach to skills and talent and is passionate about reinventing work for the next generation.

Sarah said:

"I’m delighted to have joined Ufi as a Trustee. I’m passionate about ensuring everyone has the skills they need to be successful in the changing world of work and I’m excited to be part of the mission to use the power of technology to improve skills and deliver better outcomes for all."

Kirill Pyshkin

Kirill Pyshkin, Ufi Trustee.

Kirill has two decades of global investing experience across multiple industries as lead portfolio manager and analyst. Kirill has most recently been the portfolio manager of the Credit Suisse Edutainment Equity fund, director and member of the Thematic Advisory board. He is also a technology expert with a Semiconductor Physics PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Kirill said:

“I am passionate about the technology that is helping to lower the rising cost of education, to enable more accessible, flexible, and engaging learning, and to improve access to jobs and career enhancement opportunities. I am excited about the opportunity to advance vocational education in the UK, which could learn a lot from some successful European examples such as that of Swizterland, where I was based before. As for technology, that really is one of the best ways to lower the costs thus broadening access to skills and career mobility.”

The addition of Sarah and Kirill to Ufi's Board of Trustees marks an exciting chapter in our journey of using the power of technology to ensure everyone is included in the UK skills system.

Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO at Ufi, added:

"I am delighted to welcome Kirill and Sarah to our Board of Trustees. Their extensive experience in technology, talent management, and global investing will greatly enrich Ufi’s strategic vision and drive our mission forward. I look forward to their invaluable contributions as we continue to support the development and deployment of vocational technology across all parts of the UK skills system."

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