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Committee membership

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​QAA operates eight Board committees. Details of Committee memberships, along with registers of interests can be found below.​​​

Access Recognition and Licensing Committee (ARLC)

See the ARLC page on the Access to Higher Education website (opens in new wi​ndow) for full details on this committee.

Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP)

See the ACDAP page​ for this committee's register of interests​.​

Audit Committee

​This committee consists of the following Board members, ​whose register of interests can be found ​on the Board page​; Chris Banks CBE​. Andy Smart is an independent member of this committee.​

Andy​ Smart

Present position: Member of the Audit Committee of QAA

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): Member of the Employers Advisory Board, Worcester Business School; Member of the Pershore Forward group - Pershore College, part of the Warwickshire Colleges group (representing Wick Parish Council)

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: None​

Connections with other bodies: Chairman - Number 8 limited (community arts centre; charity); Chairman - Generali PanEurope Limited (Irish insurance company); Director - Generali International Limited and Generali Worldwide Insurance Company Limited (Guernsey insurance companies)

​Nomination and Renumeration Committee

This committee is made up of the following Board members, whose register of interests are listed on the Board page​; Chris Banks CBE (Chair), Professor Joy Carter,  Oliver Johnson, ​Jon Prichard and Professor Philip Winn​​.​

QAA Scotland Strategic Advisory Committee

This ​Committee comprises of:

  • the QAA Board member(s) from Scotland
  • QAA’s Director of Nations and International (ex-officio)
  • two senior representatives of Universities Scotland (provision for HE in FE, wider HE sector)​
  • a senior representative of the Scottish Funding Council
  • a senior representative of the Scottish government.

​QAA Student Advisory Board

See the Student Advisory Board​ page for further details on this committee​.

QAA Wales Strategic Advisory Committee

This Committee comprises of:

  • the QAA Board member(s) from Wales (ex officio)
  • QAA’s Director of Nations and International (ex officio)
  • a senior representative of Colleges Wales
  • a senior representative of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
  • two nominees by Universities Wales
  • a senior Elected Representative of NUS Wales.​