TQUK Board

The Board is TQUK’s Governing Body. Board members meet quarterly and are responsible for reviewing the performance of TQUK’s activities, as a recognised awarding organisation, an end-point assessment organisation and our compliance with Ofqual’s Conditions of Recognition.

Richard Dorrance

Richard has extensive experience of education and qualification design. In 1989, he devised and introduced England’s first National Curriculum and then became Chief Executive of the Schools Examination and Assessment Council, the precursor of Ofqual. In both roles, he reported to the Secretary of State for Education.

For the next 19 years, he was Chief Executive of CACHE, guiding its expansion into qualifications for teaching assistants and playworkers, and more recently into health, dentistry and pharmacy, building up its income from £1.6m to £9m. He was a member of the Board of the Federation of Awarding Bodies, FAB, for 4 years a board member of one of England’s largest FE colleges for 4 years, and he has also been Chief Executive of the Early Years National Training Organisation.

Andrew Walker

Responsible for leading TQUK through the recognition process with Ofqual. It is Andrew’s role to ensure that we continue this relentless drive and determination to remain fully compliant with the general conditions and grow to become one of the leading Awarding Organisations in the UK renowned for our world class customer service and our comprehensive range of qualifications.

Andrew oversees the day-to-day operation of TQUK and carries out the role of the single, named person of responsibility and the authoritative point of contact for Ofqual in relation to all regulated activities undertaken by TQUK.

Katie Orr

Before joining TQUK as our Awarding Director, Katie worked at Ofqual learning about everything ‘compliance’. Her duties at Ofqual included:

– Establishing and maintaining regulatory relationships through a programme of proactive and reactive communications, meetings and events
– Maintaining in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of regulatory and policy documents and requirements
– Making judgments and giving advice on compliance issues
– Promoting joined up working between teams and co-ordinating information sharing
– Continuous process improvement to reduce regulatory burden and increase effective working

Now she works closely with Managing Director Andrew Walker to shape TQUK’s strategic direction and oversees the other departments with the company.

Kelle McQuade
Kelle has worked in the FE sector for more than 15 years. Before joining Training Qualifications UK, she was responsible for driving quality improvement and innovation at Milton Keynes College, sharing good practice, identifying and swiftly addressing areas for enhancement and supporting an outstanding student experience. She has headed up Training Qualifications UK’s End-Point Assessment operation since 2017, ensuring that the company delivers impeccable service to employers, training providers and – above all – the Apprentices as they move through the EPA process.

Paul Morrison

Paul is our Senior Manager of Qualifications and responsible. Beginning as an Account Manager, Paul progressed to Quality Manager after showing an inclination towards all things process and then on to Qualifications, where his attention to detail is critical in helping shape innovative qualifications that meet the needs of learners, local authorities and the country as a whole.

Tom Costigan

Tom started with us as an Account Manger back in the early days when TQUK had only a handful of qualifications to offer. He has since worked across the Operations and Client Relationship Teams and now heads up our Finance Team, where his head for figures ensures the books keep ticking over as they should be.

Danielle Fallon

Danielle is our Sales superstar. She heads up the Business Development team, making sure she spreads the TQUK way far and wide around the country (and the world!). Thanks to Dan, our centres get the strategic support they need to make the very best of their EPA or Awarding provision.

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