Dr Fazal Dad

Principal and Chief Executive, Blackburn College

Prior to joining Blackburn College as the Principal and Chief Executive in January 2019, Dr Fazal Dad gained 30 years’ experience in Further Education, previously working in three different FE Institutions in the West Midlands.

Posts held by Fazal have included Part Time Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal. Prior to this, on leaving school, Fazal completed an apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering and worked in the private sector for eight years in the Electrical Engineering Industry.

Fazal has two Masters Degrees and a PhD in Leadership and Management from Worcester University. He has participated in a range of expert panels across the country and has helped to shape national policy on Study Programmes, Professional Teaching Standards and the Post 16 Maths Review. Fazal is also a reviewer with the QAA and a part-time Ofsted Inspector.

Fazal firmly believes education is a passport for life which enables our communities to prosper and thrive in the world of new knowledge, skills and employment.

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