Emma Dawkins, Director of Qualifications and Academic Delivery
Emma oversees the development of our qualifications and assessments, developing high quality specifications and teaching support which meets global regulatory conditions. She is also responsible for operational delivery, quality assurance and processes providing responsive administrative support for our centres, examiners and moderators. Prior to joining NCC Education in May 2013, Emma served as an Assistant Director at AQA.
BeeBee Gan – Regional Director for Asia
BeeBee was the Director of Education at the British Council Malaysia and also the Regional Manager of British Council East Asia prior to joining NCC Education UK in November 2012. She has worked in the education fraternity for nearly 34 years. She started as a specialist teacher in Malaysian government schools in the early 1980s and went on to do her degrees in TESL and Education Management in the United Kingdom at the University of Leeds, England. Her career roles in education have included teacher, trainer, examiner, management of education and training, and Regional Director for a UK University – The University of Wolverhampton. BeeBee has been managing business development work in South East Asia covering nine countries for 12 years.
BeeBee is very passionate about education internationalisation agenda and particularly interested in working with people through education. It is her fervent wish to steer the NCC Education brand to each country, particularly in these regions – Asia and the Pacific rim. Whilst working collaboratively with NCC Education partner centres, BeeBee believes it will be truly magical if we could touch lives of people living far away from us, and through education, close the gap geographically and make a very positive change to ensure each and every human being has the opportunity to access quality and globally-recognised qualifications.
Roger Chetty – Regional Director for Africa and Middle East
Roger was appointed Regional Director for Africa and Middle East in February 2015, bringing with him more than 20 years’ marketing and sales experience across a number of industries including Education, Motor and Construction. Prior to joining NCC Education, Roger was one of the founding directors of UKZN Extended Learning, a subsidiary of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
His role at NCC Education is to provide leadership and strategic guidance to the region, contributing to the setting and achievement of high quality regional growth targets, the continuous enhancement of NCC Education’s programmes and student experience, and the delivery of the highest levels of academic support and customer service to NCC Education’s Accredited and Approved centres and students.
Andrew Rennie – Regional Director for Europe and Latin America
Andrew was appointed Regional Director for Europe and Latin America in February 2016. He has 15 years of experience in International Student Recruitment and Trans-National Education. Prior to joining NCC Education, he worked for two UK universities within their international offices. Andrew has also worked in IT training and has lived and worked extensively overseas.
Andrew’s role at NCC Education covers the UK, Europe, Caribbean and South America, with the responsibility for the company’s continued growth through developing and supporting new and existing partners. The role includes long-term development plans for the region.
Professor Peter Ford, Chairman of the Academic Board (MA, DIC, C.Eng, FBCS, CITP)
Professor Peter Ford is Chairman of the Academic Board. In this role he oversees the awarding of all NCC Education qualifications.
Peter has now retired from the University of Nottingham, but retains the title of Emeritus Professor there. During his time at Nottingham, Peter held the posts of Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science. He is a Director of numerous other UK companies and has many years of experience in international consultancy.
Emeritus Professor Brian Anderton (BSc (Hons) ACIB, FCIB,)
After a career in banking working with two of the UK's leading banks, Brian started his academic career teaching on University of London programmes, before moving to Birmingham City University. After holding several increasingly senior teaching posts in Finance and Banking, he became a Dean in the Business School with particular responsibility for Academic Planning and Development. This role gave Brian extensive experience of the design of academic programmes and their associated assessment strategies, and of quality assurance and enhancement in the University sector. He also gained extensive experience in validations both in the UK and overseas, notably in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China, and also in Eastern Europe. In 1998, the University conferred a personal chair on Brian, and he became the Professor of Banking Education at the University.
Brian retired from full-time Higher Education in 2008. At this time, the University conferred on Brian the title of Emeritus Professor. However, he remains actively involved in University-level education as a Higher Education Consultant. He has undertaken an extensive range of assignments for the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). These have included acting as an Academic Auditor in the review of UK universities, and also of their collaborative arrangements in the UK and other countries; undertaking QAA reviews of UK higher education provision in Greece and Cyprus and Malaysia; acting as a QAA Degree Awarding Powers Reviewer; and undertaking reviews of private sector educational institutions in connection with their eligibility to grant visas to international students. Brian has also undertaken a wide range of consultancy assignments to assist universities preparing for their QAA Higher Education Review, in connection with the development of their academic policies and procedures, and in connection with the quality assurance and approval of their arrangements to deliver their programmes in conjunction with other UK and international partners. Universities with which Brian has recently worked include Bradford, the University of Wales, Liverpool John Moores, The University of Wales Trinity St David’s, Worcester, the University of Wales Newport, and Northampton.
Outside work, Brian travels extensively and also enjoys touring in the UK and abroad in his classic Jaguar car.
Lynne O' Sullivan (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE)
Lynne joined the Academic Board in April 2014. Up until 2011 she was a member of AQA's Senior Management Team, responsible for delivering a raft of strategic projects as part of a modernisation programme. Having previously held a variety of senior operational roles at AQA, she has extensive experience of designing and implementing key assessment processes and associated quality assurance procedures.
Since leaving AQA, Lynne has undertaken a series of consultancy assignments. She was commissioned by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to co-ordinate a review of the Instructions for Conduct of Controlled Assessments working with representatives of the UK awarding bodies. More recently she has been working with International Baccalaureate, supporting a project to deliver onscreen assessment as an optional component of the IB's Middle Years Programme. She is a member of Ofqual's panel of External Experts identified to advise on various aspects of assessment and qualifications as an when required and she has recently been invited to act as a Research Associate for NFER.