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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​; Jane Hern (Chair), Professor Antony Chapman, Chris Banks CBE and Sue Reece. 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)

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Finance and Strategy Committee

The Finance and Strategy Committee is made up of the following Board members, ​whose register of interests can be found ​on the Board page​; Jon Prichard (Chair), Chris Jelley, Janet Hull, Gary Warke and Chris Banks CBE. Diane Hill is an independent member of this committee.​

Peter Williams

Present position: Committee member, Finance and Strategy

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

 

Connections with other bodies: Director, Bridges Ventures Trustee, Dolphin Sq Foundation

Diane Hill

More information to follow​

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, Jane Hern, Chris Jelly, ​Jon Prichard and Professor Philip Winn​​.​

QAA Scotland Committee

This committee includes the following Board members, whose register of interests are listed on the Board page​; Professor Philip Winn (Chair), Chris Banks, and Chris Jelley. The remaining committee members' interests are listed below​.​

Ms Jean Blair

Present position: ​SQA (Director of Operations)​​

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): UHI: Chair of SQA/College Quality Focus Group​

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: College Quality Working Group (member), SCQF Quality Committee (member), Scottish Police College Quality (external observer)

Connections with other bodies: Prince's Trust (panel member)

Fergus Boden

Present position: Queen Margaret University Students' Union (President)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: None

Connections with other bodies: None

Professor Grant Jarvie

Present position: University of Edinburgh Senior Management (Chair of Sport), Strategy and External Relations (Advisor)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): University of Toronto Senior Management Team 2012-13, University of Warsaw (Honorary Professor), National Taiwan University (Honorary Doctorate), Curriculum for Excellence Management Board

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: General Teaching Council for Scotland (member), David Hume Institute

Connections with other bodies: Sportscotland National Sports Agency (Board member), UNESCO (Advisor), Sportscotland Trust Company (Director and Chair), Commonwealth Ministers Advisory Board (various), Taylor Foundation, Prince Albert Foundation, IONA Community

Dr Helka Kekalainen

Present position: Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) (Secretary-General)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: None

Connections with other bodies: ENQA (European Association for QA in Higher Education) (Vice-President)

Ms Eve Lewis

Present position: sparqs (student participation in quality Scotland) (Head)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

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

Connections with other bodies: None

Dr James More

Present position: Balwearie High School, Fife (Rector)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: School Leaders Scotland Council (member)

Connections with other bodies: None

Professor Andrea Nolan

Present position: Edinburgh Napier University (Vice-​Chancellor)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (member), European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia (Diplomate), European College of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology (Diplomate), British Veterinary Association (member), Veterinary Teachers & Research Workers (Life member), Royal Society of Edinburgh (Fellow), Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) (Board member)

Connections with other bodies: Universities Federation Animal Welfare / Humane Slaughter Association charities (Trusteeships), UK International and Europe Unit Board (member), Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) (Board member), the Moredun Foundation (Board member), HEFCE Higher Education Public Information Steering Group (member), UK HE International Unit, International Strategic Advisory Board (member)

Professor RoseMarie Parr

Present position: NHS Education for Scotland (Director of Pharmacy)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): Strathcylde University School of Pharmacy and Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy (Honorary Professorships)

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: Scottish Pharmacy Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) (past Chair), RPSGB (Designated Fellow and Faculty Fellow), Scottish Medicines Committee (SMC) (member)

Connections with other bodies: ​None​

Professor Alistair Sambell

Present position: Edinburgh Napier University (Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor)

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: Institution of Engineering and Technology (Fellow), IET Academic Accreditation Committee (member), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (member), Chartered Engineer (CEng), Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

Connections with other bodies: QAA Engineering benchmarking review group (member)

Mr Rob Wallen

Present position: North East Scotland College (Principal and Chief Executive)​

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): North East Scotland College is an Associate College of Robert Gordon University

Connections with other professional and subject-based bodies: SQA Qualifications Committee (member)

Connections with other bodies: Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of ​Commerce (Board member), Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (Board member)

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​QAA Student Advisory Board

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

QAA Wales Committee

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Professor Antony Chapman - Chair

Present Position: Vice Chancellor - Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with Professional and subject based bodies:  Honorary Fellow, British Psychological Society; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts; Fellow, UK Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences (FAcSS); Fellow, Institute of Directors (FloD); Fellow, Institute of Welsh Affairs (FIWA); Council Member, All Party Parliamentary University Group

Connections with other bodies: Director, Cardiff Business Technology Centre (CBTC); Board Member, Higher Education Academy (HEA); Advisory Board, Cardiff Business Council; Council, CBI Wales; Leadership Council, National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB)​

Professor Patricia Price

Present Position: PVC Student Experience and Academic Standards, Of Cardiff University

Current connections with HE Institutions other than employment: Also teach at Swansea Medical School

Connections with Professional and subject-based bodies: British Psychological Society - Associate Fellow, HEA - Fellow, Member - European Wound Management Association, Member - Cardiff Institute Tissue Engineering, Member -International working group for Diabetic foot.

Connections with other bodies: Trustee of InterBurns: International Charity, Attend PVC Learning and Teaching Wales, Attend PVC Education (Russell Group)

Professor John Grattan

Present Position: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

Connections with Professional and subject-based bodies: Fellow - HEA, Fellow - Royal Geographical Society

Connections with other bodies: Member - Universities Wales, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Advisory Group, Chair - Universities Wales Pro Vice-Chancellors Learning and Teaching Group, Chair - CADARN (HEFCW E-Learning Initiative, Member - Global Wales

Professor Denise McAlister

Present Position: PVC (Learning, Teaching and Student Experience)

Current connections with HE Institutions other than employment: Joint Venture Agreement with QAHE

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

Connections with other bodies: Member, Expert Group, Review of GCSE and ‘A’ level Qualifications, Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CEA), Department of Education (NI)

Dr Dafydd Trystan

Present Position: Senior Academic Manager and Registrar, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment): None

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

Connections with other bodies: None​

Dr Ioan Matthews

Present Position: Chief Executive, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Current connections with HE Institutions other than employment: External Examiner (History), Cardiff University. My wife is employed by University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

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

Connections with other bodies: None​

Mr David Finch

Present Position: Deputy Principal, Academic - The College Ystrad Mynach

Current connections with HE Institutions other than employment: Responsible for franchised HE provision with University of Glamorgan, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, University of Wales, Newport Member of the UWIC FE2HE Executive Group

Connections with Professional and subject-based bodies: Member of Association of Managers in Education (AMiE)

Connections with other bodies: Board Member of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), Director of the Wales Management Council

Jackie Grapper

Present Position: Acting Assistant Director, Estyn

Current connections with HE institutions (other than employment):None

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

Connections with other bodies: None

Mr Stephen Griffiths

Present Position: Director Workforce, Education and Development Services, NHS Shared Services Partnership

Current connections with HE Institutions other than employment: Commissioner of health professional education on behalf of NHS Wales and Welsh Government

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

Connections with other bodies:None​