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Breslin Takes Chair at IQ

Dr Tony Breslin has been appointed as Chairman of Industry Qualifications, following the retirement of Ian Millard, former Chief Executive of the City of Wolverhampton College from the role.

Tony was formerly Chief Executive at the Citizenship Foundation and is currently Chair of the charity Human Scale Education, Director at Breslin Public Policy Limited and a Board Member at Arc Theatre. A former Chief Examiner and qualified Ofsted inspector, he is widely published in the fields of education and participation. Tony was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2004.

Welcoming the appointment, Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ said “Tony brings with him a wealth of experience in the education sector and is a highly regarded authority on education and social policy issues. We are hugely fortunate to be able to attract a leader of the calibre of Tony to this challenging role. I believe that his leadership will do much to guide and enhance IQ’s response to public policy in the education sector and help raise the profile of IQ as a value driven, ethical awarding organisation.”

Responding, Tony Breslin said “I first became aware of IQ in 2011 and was attracted to the innovative way that the organisation was tackling assessment, quality and partnership. At a time when awarding and examining are centre-stage, IQ’s approach to robust and appropriate assessment, fair and transparent pricing and managed margins provides a very interesting model for a socially responsible and responsive business in the awarding field. I look forward to working with the IQ team and believe that they have laid the foundations for an organisation that will become a significant influence within the vocational awarding sector and perhaps in the fullness of time, secondary education.”

Clarke also praised the contribution of Ian Millard, saying "Ian has provided a significant contribution since the launch of IQ. Having somebody able to challenge and contribute to new ideas as the organisation came to life has been invaluable for me and the senior management team and we wish Ian all the very best since his retirement".

Sep 21, 2012 01:17 PM
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