The Board are responsible to the EAQUALS membership for determining proposals for the strategic development of the Association. It is mainly composed of officers elected at General Meetings for a two-year period. Some officers are co-opted by the Executive Committee with the assent of members General Meetings
The EAQUALS Board report and accounts on 2012 is available here.
The Executive Committee is a group of three Board Members who oversee the management of the Association on behalf of the membership. Current members of the Executive Committee are:
Chair: Ludka Kotarska (Bell Warsaw)
Vice-Chair: Walter Denz (Liden & Denz Language Centres, St Petersburg & Moscow)
Vice-Chair: Mila Angelova (AVO Bell)
Treasurer: Ian Powney (International House London)
Brian North (Eurocentres Foundation)
Jacek Czlonkowski (PASE)
Founder Chair: Peter Brown (British School of Trieste)
Special Advisor: Michael Carrier (British Council)
Special Advisor: Wojtek Graniczewski (Bell Krakow)
Founder: Frank Heyworth
The Officers are appointed by the Executive Committee to manage the Association on a day-to-day basis and to carry forward the strategic plan. The Development Director and Director of Accreditation and Consultancy Services report to the Chair and Executive Committee.
The Accreditation Panel oversees the EAQUALS inspection scheme, reviews reports on inspections, and decides on the outcome of each inspection . Members of the Accreditation Panel are nominated by the Director of EAQUALS Accreditation and Consultancy Services. Their appointment is ratified by the EAQUALS Board for a period of two years.
Appointment and / or cooption of members of the Accreditation Panel is subject to confirmation at a subsequent Annual or Ordinary General Meeting.
Members of the Accreditation Panel:
Valérie Clochard (Eurocentres Lausanne)
Lyndy Cronin (feelance)
John Haagensen (Eurocentres London)
Sue Hackett (ACELS)
Varbinka Hadjidimitrova (AVO-Bell)
Laura Muresan (QUEST, Romania)
Sue Sheerin (freelance)
The Assessment Panel is responsible for overseeing the EAQUALS Certificate of Achievement Scheme. It received and vets applications from EAQUALS members for approval of their internal assessment methods and procedures so that they can be entitled to issue EAQUALS certificates of achievement to students completing courses and modules.
Current members of the Assessment Panel:
Mila Angelova (AVO-Bell Sofia) - Chair
Ela Jarosz (Bell Krakow)
Dr Hans Blaasch
The Ombudsman's role is to be the final and independent arbitrator in the event of a complaint against an EAQUALS member that has not been resolved during the EAQUALS complaints procedure.