The Pet Industry Federation has announced that Vicky Skinner has joined the team as the new Education Manager.
Vicky joins from Moulton College where she was an Advanced Practitioner lecturer in Animal Welfare.
She has also been an internal verifier for PIF’s Pet Grooming and PSM courses, and an Assessment Associate for Pearson (BTEC).
Vicky now takes over the education brief from Sally Crickmore, who has stepped back due to family issues.
Vicky’s responsibilities at PIF will cover pet specialist qualifications, including dog grooming and pet store management, online courses and seminar development as well as co-ordinating PIF’s involvement in the Hadlow PIF Grooming School.
Vicky said: "Starting at PIF is a whole new experience for me and I am looking forward to using my expertise to help develop and grow PIF Education. There are a number of new avenues I am keen to pursue in the forthcoming months, but initially I will be developing an understanding of how PIF works and the projects it currently has planned in order to maximise their success."
Nigel Baker, PIF CEO said: "We are delighted that Vicky has joined us at this exciting time. Vicky brings a wealth of relevant experience and is brimming with fantastic ideas to help shape PIF Education. We would like to thank Sally Crickmore for all her hard work within PIF Education, and wish her all the best in her career going forward."