11 Sep 2018

JCQ to appoint new Director General

After six years as JCQ’s Director General, Michael Turner is to leave his post to join AQA as Director of Corporate Affairs. Under his leadership, the JCQ has forged stronger links with the exams officer community and key support organisations such as The Exams Office, leaving the new Director General with a solid foundation to continue the excellent work of the JCQ.

The JCQ Board has already commenced the process for recruiting a new Director General, however, from 1 October, Andy Walls, JCQ’s Head of Vocational Policy for the past five years, will take up the post of Interim Director General. Andy has extensive knowledge of the education system having previously been a civil servant in DfE and BIS.