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QAA CEO named as president of INQAAHE

Date: July 1 - 2024

QAA's Chief Executive, Vicki Stott, has been elected to the role of president of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Established in 1991 and headquartered in Spain, INQAAHE is a world-wide association of more than 300 organisations active in quality assurance in higher education.

Vicki's election was ratified by the General Assembly of INQAAHE on 1 July 2024. She will succeed Deb Adair, Executive Director of Quality Matters in the United States of America.

Vicki has served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of INQAAHE since 2021.

Fabrice Hénard, Chief Executive of INQAAHE said: 'I am delighted to welcome Vicki Stott as the new President of INQAAHE. I am deeply grateful to Deb Adair and the INQAAHE Board, and I am now thrilled and enthusiastic to continue developing our network, advancing its professionalization, and enhancing its impact on our community of quality assurance practitioners and experts. I feel privileged to continue my role under Vicki's leadership, supported by a new INQAAHE Board dedicated to the cause of quality in higher education.'

Vicki added: 'I feel hugely honoured to have been elected to this role. I will of course endeavour to continue Deb Adair's brilliant work in supporting the extraordinary work of our Chief Executive Fabrice Hénard and his team, in promoting collaboration among our member agencies across the world, to support the ongoing enhancement of our practices – practices which underpin the quality of higher education and its power to transform societies, economies and lives.'  

QAA works not only to support the assurance and enhancement of quality in the UK, but also offers training, consultancy and review services for higher education providers across the world.

Commissioned by Universities UK and GuildHE, QAA also manages the QE-TNE Scheme, reviewing, supporting and reporting on quality enhancement in transnational education activities run by UK providers overseas. QAA Members can also subscribe to our International Insights reports.

QAA's Deputy CEO Alastair Delaney serves as a member of the Agency Review Committee of ENQA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.