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Ian Kimber

Director of Universities, Quality Enhancement and Standards
Quality Assurance Agency (Confirmed)

Ian became Director Quality Development with the QAA in February 2015. He is responsible for the Agency’s activities in quality enhancement, research and intelligence, business development and international. The Quality Development group oversees the implementation and maintenance of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. Prior to the QAA, Ian was with the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). As a Special Advisor, he developed TEQSA’s regulatory and quality assurance business processes, then as Executive Director, Regulation and Review, with overall responsibility for all the agency’s regulatory and quality assurance processes. Ian’s expertise in regulation and quality assurance in higher education and other education sectors was founded with the State Government of Queensland, Australia, as Executive Director of the Office of Higher Education. Ian also had responsibility for regulation of Vocational Education and Training and non-State schools. His interests lay particularly in the interface of higher education quality assurance with other education sectors, the relationship between quality assurance and regulation, and risk-based approaches to both.