Cerys Furlong

Director for Learning and Work Institute Cymru

Cerys joined NIACE in January 2014 as Director for Wales, from the Open University where she was Assistant Director (External Strategy). Cerys has worked in the post-16 education and skills sector in Wales for over ten years. Cerys also has considerable experience of local government, having previously served as a County Councillor for 6 years, and has worked for a number of senior politicians in Wales including the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM.In the Learning and Work Institute, Cerys is responsible for the management of staff, policy, strategic development, membership and resources for all NIACE's work in Wales. Cerys is a member of the Board of Agored Cymru and WEA, and is Vice Chair of the Bevan Foundation, a think tank working to promote social justice.

19 May 2016 by Cerys Furlong

Five things the Welsh Government could achieve in the fifth Assembly term

Inspired by the excellent Daran Hill’s analysis and advice for each political party in the coming weeks, months and years, I seem to be able to only think in fives.  This Assembly term will be crucial to...Read more »

14 January 2016 by Cerys Furlong

Further Education at the Heart of a New Vision for Education, Skills and Employment

Learning and Work Cymru director Cerys Furlong reflects on the publication of the Fostering High Quality Vocational Further Education in Wales report and considers the role and purpose of high quality vocational education as part of the education and skills landscape.