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Sadie Visick to lead OxfordAQA
18 September 2018
We are pleased to announce that Sadie Visick has been appointed as Managing Director of Oxford International AQA Examinations (OxfordAQA)—our joint venture with exam board AQA.
Sadie joins us from her role as Director of International and Corporate Affairs at AQA, where she has been a member of the Executive Team and board for a number of years. She brings with her a wealth of assessment and international expertise having worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, including for global education services provider Tribal. She is also a leadership development facilitator and coach for the Windsor Leadership Trust, and established both AQA’s Empowering Women initiative and Unlocking Potential—a mentoring programme for disadvantaged students.
Speaking of her appointment, Sadie said ‘This is a very exciting time to be joining OxfordAQA. We have a growing track record for qualifications that are great to teach in the international school environment and enable students to show what they can do. After helping shepherd the organization through its early years, I’m really looking forward to taking on the role of MD and focusing closely on how best to help our schools and their students realize their ambitions.’
OUP’s Chief Executive Nigel Portwood added: ‘It’s wonderful news that Sadie will be taking on the role of MD at OxfordAQA. She brings with her not only extensive experience of developing businesses in international markets, but a clear passion for education.’
The OxfordAQA international qualifications are based on AQA’s popular UK GCSEs, AS, and A-levels and have been specially developed for students studying in the Middle East and Asia. They feature internationally relevant content and assessments for students living outside the UK—supported by quality resources and a network of regional consultants.
Toby Salt, AQA’s Chief Executive, commented that ‘Sadie’s assessment expertise and the strong relationships she has already built with colleagues and stakeholders in the Middle East and Asia, make her the ideal person to drive our joint venture forward. She will provide the leadership OxfordAQA needs as international schools increasingly recognize the value of new qualifications specifically designed to meet their needs, while reflecting the reformed UK curriculum and standards.’