The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment draws on expertise from across the higher education sector.

The Committee includes the UK higher education funding bodies, regulators, sector body representatives, academics and students.

The current constitution of the Committee is:


Professor Nic Beech, Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University

Deputy Chair

Professor Clare Peddie, Vice Principal Education (Proctor), University of St Andrews


Beth Cooper, Universities UK

Association of Colleges (AoC) representative

Dr Arti Saraswat, Senior Policy Manager HE, AoC

GuildHE representative

Dr Alex Bols, Deputy Chief Executive, GuildHE

Universities UK representative

Dr Charlotte Snelling, Policy Manager, UUK

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) representative

currently vacant

Committee of University Chairs (CUC) representative

John Rushforth, Executive Secretary, CUC

Department for the Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI) representative

David Rooney, DfENI

Office for Students (OfS) representative

Nicholas Holland, Head of Quality and Standards, OfS

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) representative

Dr Cliona O’Neill, Head of Student Experience, HEFCW

Independent Higher Education (Independent HE) representative

Alexander Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Independent HE

Scottish Funding Council (SFC) representative

Kathryn O’Loan, Assistant Director (Teaching & Quality), SFC

National Union of Students (NUS) representative

Chloe Field, Vice-President (Higher Education), NUS

Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) representative

Ben Elger, Chief Executive, OIA

Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) member

Professor Mary Bishop, Director of Learning, Royal Society of Medicine

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) representative

Vicki Stott, Chief Executive Officer, QAA

Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) representative 

Amanda Wilcox, University Secretary, Durham University 

Sector member

Professor Claire Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience, Cardiff University

Sector member

Currently vacant

Sector member

Dr Brian Green, Deputy Associate Principal (Academic Quality and Student Experience), University of Strathclyde 

Sector member 

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Higher Education Consultant

Sector member

Rebecca Morrison, Associate Vice President for Academic Services and Student Engagement, Northeastern University London

Sector member

Jon Renyard, University Secretary, Arts University Bournemouth

Student member

Ondrej Kucerák, Aberdeen University Students’ Association

Student member

Sam Maesschalck, Lancaster University Students’ Union

Logos of the members of the UKSCQA