Board and governance

The Eaquals Board performs a strategic role and represents the interests of all members and other stakeholders. The Board ensures that Eaquals carries out its duties according to its constitution and sets the culture of the association.

The Board is composed of officers elected for a two-year period by voting members of the association (Accredited and Associate) at General Meetings. In addition, the Board may co-opt up to four additional members.

The Eaquals Board reports and accounts are available here.

Board members

Executive Committee

The Board has set up an Executive Committee composed of four Board members, the Chair, two Vice-Chairs and Treasurer. They oversee the management of the Association and the implementation of its strategic plan.

Other Eaquals committees and panels

Other committees and panels are set up by the Board under the Membership Rules. They report to the Eaquals Executive Committee and are supported by the Executive Director and other staff.

Accreditation Panel

The Accreditation Panel ensures that Eaquals’ quality standards are consistently applied. It reviews and moderates all inspection reports, decides the outcome of each inspection and oversees the development of the accreditation scheme.

Members

Sarah Aitken

Valérie Clochard

Lyndy Cronin

Martyn Ellis

Sue Hackett

Varbinka Hadjidimitrova

Ela Jarosz

Sue Sheerin

Assessment Panel

The Assessment Panel is responsible for overseeing the Eaquals Certificate of Achievement Scheme. It receives and considers applications from Eaquals Accredited 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.

Members

Ela Jarosz

Brian North

Associate Membership Panel

The Associate Membership Panel is responsible for developing this important category of Eaquals membership. The Panel considers applications from prospective members and recommends to the Board whether a particular applicant should be accepted.

Members

Valérie Clochard

Frank Heyworth

Galya Mateva

Ombudsman

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.