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


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.


Sarah Aitken

Ute Arnold

Martyn Ellis

Ela Jarosz

Galya Mateva

Angela Signorastri

Sue Sheerin

Justin Vollmer

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.


Ela Jarosz

Brian North

Associate Membership Committee

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


Valérie Clochard

Frank Heyworth

Galya Mateva


Ingrid Koester

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.