05 September 2018

Each year the AGCAS Board determine suitable nominees for the Significant Influence Award. This year there were a number of individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding and sustained contribution to the work of AGCAS. It was decided not one but four, individuals would be receiving the award.

Anne-Marie Martin

Anne-Marie Martin joined the University of London as a trainee careers adviser, becoming Director of the Careers Group in 1994. She represented the sector on the HESA group supervising the development of the Employability Performance Indicator and on the editorial board of The Times Good University Guide. Through her commitment to the formal training of new Heads of Service, Anne-Marie influenced many managers to broaden their perspective and to adopt a more modern methodology.

Paul Brown

Having worked in the careers sector for 25 years in both England and Scotland, Paul has consistently contributed to AGCAS activities over the years. His involvements include chairing the AGCAS Classifications Committee from 2002/2003, being a member of the Impact Measuring and Positioning Task Group, and – in more recent years – he has served as AGCAS Scotland Convenor.

Peter Fantom

Peter is known and appreciated amongst many of his colleagues for his collaborative approach and ongoing commitment to AGCAS Scotland. Most notable in his contributions to AGCAS is his coordination of the AGCAS Scotland Conference for a number of years, and his work with the AGCAS Tasks Group.

Peter Rankin

The award for Peter Rankin has been given posthumously.

Peter was an active AGCAS member for 32 years. During this time he fulfilled the Board roles of Secretary and Quality Director. His commitment to the work of AGCAS was remarkable, especially given his other commitments as an elected councillor in Preston and the Head of Service at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).

The Award was collected by Jan Moore, the Significant Influence Award winner 2017, on behalf of Peter’s family.