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Work of Chair Recognised in Re – Appointment; Welcomed by Education Secretary Ruth Kelly

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) Chair Sir Anthony Greener has been re ““ appointed, with immediate effect.

Sir Anthony Greener is extremely active in a number of different fields, as is shown by his broad involvements in industry and education. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a member of the Council for Industry and Higher Education. He has also been Deputy Chairman of British Telecommunications plc since 2001 and was chair of Ufi Ltd between 2000 and 2004. He was also formerly Chairman of Diageo plc following the merger of Guinness plc and Grand Metropolitan plc in 1997.

A Welcome Appointment

After the selection process had been completed ““ overseen by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, ensuring that the appointment is made on merit with political activity playing no part in the selection process ““ it fell to Ruth Kelly MP, Secretary of State for Education and Skills, to make the announcement. She expressed her admiration for Sir Anthony Greener, saying: “I am grateful for the work Sir Anthony has done since his appointment at QCA in 2002.

“Sir Anthony’s experience and skills in strategic management have been paramount in leading the QCA’s successful delivery of the Government’s agenda of reform for qualifications and the curriculum,” she continued. “I am pleased that he has agreed to continue as chair of QCA until 2008.”

Sir Anthony was also delighted, and looked forward to continuing his work with the QCA. “I am very pleased to be able to continue working with Ken Boston and his Management Team to develop the role of the QCA,” he said. “I am particularly pleased to continue to work with an outstanding Board who provide excellent support and guidance to management.”

He also stated that the future held challenges that he was eager to help the QCA face, saying: “We will continue to pursue our agenda to develop the curriculum, regulate and modernise exams and tests, and provide relevant and testing qualifications for learners both at school and through their working lives.”

Jethro Marsh

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