Nicky Morgan names preferred new head of Ofqual

The TES is reporting that Sally Collier, chief executive officer of the Crown Commercial Service, has been named as the government’s preferred candidate for chief regulator of Ofqual. 

It follows the departure of Glenys Stacey, who led the regulator for five years until stepping down at the end of last month…

Ms Collier will face questions by the education select committee on Wednesday 16 March. She has more than 20 years of experience in the civil service.

Following the evidence session, the Committee will publish a report of its opinion on the candidate’s suitability for the role.

More at: Government names new head of Ofqual


Read more on this directly from the DfE at: Education Secretary selects new Ofqual Chief Regulator

Read Nicky Morgan’s letter to Neil Carmichael of the education select committee in full:

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Any insights into Sally Collier or what we might expect if her appointment as Dame Glenys Stacey’s replacement at Ofqual is confirmed?

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  1. Interesting.  Her present role is described as an ‘accounting officer’  The NAO recently said the role of Govt accounting officers was becoming less effective.  The ability of Accounting Officers in Government departments to ensure value for money when policies were rolled out was being outweighed by the ‘ever-increasing influence of Special Advisers’ and the growing involvement by Ministers in policy implementation. Under such pressure, ‘considerations of value for money and public value’ float into the air, the NAO said.

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