Director of Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
Will Naylor leads on QAA’s relationships with further education colleges and alternative providers and their representative bodies. He is also responsible for Degree Awarding Powers scrutiny, the regulation of Access to Higher Education Diplomas, reviews for specific course designation and educational oversight and the delivery of some of the contracts which QAA has been awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Will joined QAA in 2006, became a Deputy Director in 2011 and was appointed as Director of Quality Assurance in autumn 2014. Before QAA he worked for the Higher Education Funding Council for England as senior policy officer for research funding and leadership. He holds a master’s degree in Advanced Historical Studies from Newcastle University.