The Institute of the Motor Industry has announced Stirling Wood as its new head of Skills Development.
Steve Scofield leaves the position to move internally and head the newly created Accreditation Academy.
Chief operating officer Linda Stansfield said: â€œI am delighted that Stirling will be joining us.
â€œPlacing skills development and the recognition of ethical competence at the heart of the retail motor industry remains a key objective for the IMI.â€
The change comes as IMI strengthens its senior management to develop and implement strategy for the ATA and AMA qualifications.
The new Accreditation Academy will offer training and accreditation of assessors and up-skill teachers, trainers and assessors.
â€œIâ€™m confident that the changes we have now made to the management team will help us to achieve this aim,â€ confirmed Stansfield.