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Sara Caplan

CEO of PwC's Skills for Australia, Sara leads PwC Consulting's work on skills, vocational education and employment.

With more than 25 years’ experience in Vocational Education, training and skills, Sara’s recent work has focused on supporting government in delivering policy outcomes. She has been instrumental in designing and implementing innovative solutions to government priorities, including transforming skills systems, creating new vocational routes to professional careers and creating an environment for economic growth. Sara has worked with both federal and state education departments, and with a range of TAFEs and private RTOs in Australia.

Based in Sydney, Sara has been with PwC Australia since 2014, after having spent 6 years with PwC in the UK. Prior to working as a professional consulting leader, she spent 10 years in delivery and senior management roles in the Further Education and Skills sector.

In 2012 she was appointed by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in the UK as an Employer Ambassador for Higher Apprenticeships and was also a member of the HE Commission and the Parliamentary Group on Skills.

Sara chaired the Professional and Business Services Council’s Skills Taskforce, working with BIS and other employers on delivering the Industrial Strategy, and was a member of the London First Skills and Employment Board. In 2013, Sara and her team won the UK Management Consultancies Association People Award for their work on Apprenticeships.

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