Isabel Sutcliffe

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

Prior to setting up her own company in May 2015, she was Pearson's International Standards and Quality Director, based in India, and before that Pearson Education’s Regulation, Standards and Research Director, which included the role of Responsible Officer. Isabel had left her position as Chief Executive of NCFE in 2006 to join Pearson.

Isabel’s extensive career in qualifications’ development, assessment and quality assurance has covered school, college and work-place standards, and has included national, international and customised awards.

She is an Independent Member of the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education’s Quality Assurance Committee, a Member of Ofqual’s Standards Advisory Group and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Educators. She is a Trustee of VTCT, Chairs the Awarding Body Board of CIPS and is a Member of the C&G Quality and Standards Committee.

Isabel is passionate about assessment, accreditation and the role of awarding organisations in supporting the lifelong learning needs of individuals, employers and society at large.