Vice-Chair of Trustees

Isabel Sutcliffe

Isabel Sutcliffe

Isabel Sutcliffe is an independent consultant working in the education & skills sector.

She worked with international education company, Pearson, for 8 years: five in London in the post of Regulation, Standards & Research Director and, latterly, three years in Delhi, India, working in senior roles in education & skills. Prior to joining Pearson, she was Chief Executive of NCFE and led the organisation’s rapid growth as a nationally-recognised and valued awarding body.

She has had a long career in qualifications’ development and quality assurance covering school, college and work-place standards-based tests and assessments.

Isabel has been a recent Board member and Chair of the UK’s Federation of Awarding Bodies, FAB, advocating the importance of awarding in safeguarding the integrity and credibility of qualifications. She continues to support FAB and is now a trustee of two regulated Awarding organisations, VTCT and CIPS.