OCR exam board chief executive resigns

The TES is reporting that the head of one of the country’s main exam boards has announced his resignation.

Mark Dawe, chief executive of the OCR board, is stepping down from the role after five years. He will leave the organisation at the end of this month. It is not yet clear whether he is leaving for another post. 

Simon Lebus, group chief executive of Cambridge Assessment, which owns OCR, said in a statement: “Mark has been responsible for stewarding the organisation through a period of major change in both its general and vocational business. I would like to thank Mark for this good work and wish him every success for the future.”

Mr Dawe, who was previously principal and chief executive of Oaklands College in Hertfordshire, will be replaced by William Burton as interim chief executive. Mr Burton describes himself as a “widely experienced CEO specialising in turnarounds, buy-outs and complex situations” and has previously worked as interim chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board…

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It will be interesting to see what, if anything, happens with Mr Burton at the helm. 

What kind of turnaround do you think he may have been tasked with?

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