Jan Alder, the NCTJ’s longest-ever serving staff member, has bid farewell to her colleagues today at a special lunch in her honour.
Jan joined the NCTJ’s examinations department in April 1989 as an administrator and became the director, Keith Hall’s personal assistant in October 1990.
She worked with three succeeding chief executives, Rob Selwood, Sally Mellis and Joanne Butcher.
Paying tribute to Jan, Joanne Butcher said: “Jan has given outstanding service to the NCTJ for almost three decades and loyal support to me (and my three predecessors) personally for which I am eternally grateful.
"We wish her every success, good health and happiness for the future.”