Born in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Stratford London, Ayub was raised on the Ocean Estate in Mile End. Tower Hamlets. Now living in Essex, happily married with two children and one grandchild.
Ayub is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Chartered Management Institute.
Over a 20 year period, Ayub has gained extensive experience of leadership, strategic and operational management, large scale commissioning, contract management of education, training, advice, and support services. Ayub previously worked for North West London Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) where he led and managed adult and youth training programmes. He was involved in raising standards by working with the then Training Standards Council piloting the first public inspection regime in the TEC movement. He has also worked for the Learning & Skills Council where as part of a successful Executive Team in Essex he led the Post 16 Learning Directorate. He joined Connexions South London Limited initially on secondment as the Interim Chief Executive in 2003 leading the Partnership through a period of change resulting in significant improvements including the first successful OFSTED Inspection of a sub contracted Connexions Partnership in London. In 2005 he helped manage the transfer of the organisation into local authority control under the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames where he was the Director of the South London Sub Regional Unit which is a local authority shared service. Ayub's has also led a Multi Academy Trust as a Chief Executive. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Further Education Trust for Leadership, an independent think tank covering the post 16 education and training sector.
In 2009, Ayub was appointed by the then Labour Government as a member of the Careers Profession Task Force helping shape its recommendations as set out in the 2010 published report “Towards a Strong Careers Profession”. Ayub is the Vice Chair of YMCA England and also serves on the Board of the YMCA in Romford Essex. He was previously on the Board of the Learning & Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and the Board of the Further Education Trust for Leadership.
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