Frank McLoughlin


Frank McLoughlin has been Principal of City and Islington College since July 2002. In the May 2008 Ofsted Inspection the College joined a small handful of colleges nationally, judged to be outstanding in every measure. In 2008 the College was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education – the first College to be awarded this for a second time.

Frank is a founding member and ex-Chair of the influential 157 Group of further education colleges.  He is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel for Further Education and Skills. He is also a member of the London Councils Young People’s Education and Skills Board and the London First Employment and Skills Steering Group.  Frank is a board member of Action Aid UK, a member of the All Souls Group, an honorary fellow of City University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Frank was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2009.

In March 2012 Frank was appointed by the Minister for FE and Skills John Hayes to Chair the Independent Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning.  The Commission report “It’s about work” was published on 25 March 2013.