Chair, Ofqual

Amanda Spielman


Amanda Spielman joined Ofqual as its chair in July 2011. She was part of the ARK education charity’s founding management team in 2005.

Amanda is a board member at Brunel University and Stemnet.

She worked for more than 15 years in corporate finance, corporate strategy and business planning for:

  • Nomura International plc
  • Mercer Management Consulting
  • Bridgewater Business Analysis Ltd
  • Kleinwort Benson Ltd
  • Thomson McLintock (at director and principal level)

Chair, Ofqual

The chair of the board is responsible for leading the board and overseeing the governance of Ofqual.

The chair makes sure that the:

  • board’s strategic direction is carried out by the organisation
  • organisation carries out its statutory duties and responsibilities

Previous roles in government

  1. Chief Regulator, Ofqual

    • 2016 to 2016