the e-Assessment Association

2022 Board Nominations

Please note that voting has now closed in the 2022 elections. Results will be announced at our AGM on Tuesday 4th October at 10am (BST).

The e-Assessment Association is a not-for-profit membership organisation governed voluntarily by a Board made up of both Corporate and Ordinary Members.

We currently have two positions available for Corporate Members and have received five nominations.

Corporate Members are drawn from the eAA's sponsors who support the work of the association through financial sponsorship. All our members will be invited to vote for TWO nominees from this group.

We currently have three positions available for Ordinary Members and have received seven nominations.

Ordinary Members are drawn from the eAA's individual membership. All our members will be invited to vote for THREE nominees from this group, in addition to 2 nominees from the above group.

Please read the following mini-biographies for each of the nominees.

Please note that details on how to vote will be sent out to members separately from Thursday 15th September, and you must be a member in order to vote. New members will also receive a link to be able to vote up to the deadline.

If you are a member of the e-Assessment Association, you will have received a link to the voting process.

Please note: Voting closed at midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 28th September 2022

The nominees for the two Corporate Board Positions

Amede Anku-Roberts Pearson

Amede Anku-Roberts

Pearson VUE

Amede Anku-Roberts, Pearson VUE

For the last 13 years, Amede has worked in a variety of roles at Pearson VUE gaining an excellent and broad understanding of the assessment industry, test delivery client needs, as well as an understanding of the future opportunities and challenges all stakeholders in the sector may face.

From a software specialist assisting with requirements analysis and system changes, to solution consulting, helping customers choose the right products and services to achieve their assessment goals and now managing client relationships and client strategy activities, Amede remains committed to helping clients benefit from the changing landscape as well as expanding her own knowledge of the industry.

Amede believes in finding balance; making sure that assessments keep up with the rate of change in the way we live, learn and work whilst ensuring that they continue to be secure and effective in improving lives through learning.

Anand Karat

Anand Karat

Vretta

Anand Karat, Vretta

Anand Karat is a business leader in the e-assessment and technology-enhanced learning sectors, known for transforming the vision of a world where everyone enjoys maths into reality, through innovative approaches and strategic collaborations. His mission is to positively impact the lives of students.

As President and CEO of Vretta, an award-winning e-assessment and learning company, Anand leads a diverse group of 90 talented staff members spread across 10 countries. He founded Vretta 12 years ago to modernize practices and develop educational technologies which prepare students for success in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Vretta’s inclusive e-assessment and learning solutions are delivered to numerous ministries of education and prestigious academic institutions. They are backed by pedagogic research and psychometric precision, supporting millions of students across the world.

Previously, Anand served in senior executive roles at multinational companies where he was responsible for nation-wide implementations of innovative and disruptive technology solutions in the EdTech industry, the Railways, Airforce, and Telecommunication industries.

Anand holds an MBA from Queen's University (Canada) and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University (India). He serves on several advisory boards and committees in the education sector, including ministries, academic institutions, and chambers of commerce.

Dan Howard

Dan Howard

NCFE

Dan Howard, NCFE

Dan has worked in the employability and education sector for over 12 years. Passionate about the life-changing power of education, Dan actively collaborates with key influencers in the sector to ensure everyone has access to the best curriculum, products, and assessments to give equal access to learning for all.

Prior to its integration into NCFE in 2021, Dan was the Managing Director at Skills Forward. He led the repositioning of the Skills Forward business within the sector, shaping and growing the business to become an award-winning market leader in educational assessment, and skills resources.

After graduating with a degree in business management and employment law, Dan went on to work within Welfare to Work, supporting long-term unemployed individuals back into work in some of the most socially deprived areas of the UK. He has since worked across the employability and skills sector, holding senior positions in FE colleges and independent training providers, implementing and successfully managing complex government-funded contracts. This has included navigation of Skills Reform and national roll-out of the Apprenticeship Levy.

Dan is a member of the Institute of Directors and has been awarded a fellowship of both the Institute of Employability Professionals, and Chartered Management Institute.

Ian Castledine

Ian Castledine

RM

Ian Castledine, RM

Ian has worked with some of the leading assessment organisations around the world, designing solutions that address emerging needs and helping them to achieve their strategic ambitions. He has helped professional bodies to embed digital assessment at pace, with a focus on establishing assessment that is relevant to candidates' real-life experiences, and helping assessment to be more relevant to employers and industry bodies.  Ian is passionate about helping organisations to modernise their assessment processes, to bring improved efficiency, security and accuracy, and to ensure that every candidate and student gets the results that they deserve.

For the past 10 years, Ian has worked within the assessment business at RM. As Head of Proposition, he seeks to support organisations which are on their digital assessment journey.  A key part of this role is to encourage different ways of thinking and working. He has worked extensively with a variety of industry partners, and values collaboration to achieve pragmatic and innovative solutions to emerging challenges. He would bring this experience to the eAA to help the association to continue inspiring and supporting organisations to achieve their assessment ambitions.

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Priya Dutta

AlphaPlus Consultancy

Priya Dutta, AlphaPlus Consultancy

My two-decade career has been dedicated to education. As an Assessment Manager at AlphaPlus, I am part of the team responsible for delivering assessment research and development services to clients, with an increasing focus on online and adaptive assessment.

A deputy head and teacher for many years, I have extensive experience of education management, curriculum design, teaching methodologies and assessment. Prior to that, I worked at Pearson Education in both editorial and operational roles, when educational publishers began integrating digital offerings into their business models.

I am keen to bring my experience and insights of both corporate life and teaching practice to the e-Assessment Association. I note that the eAA is keen to have more educational practitioners on the board. I hope to bridge the gap between Corporate Members and Ordinary Members. I am uniquely positioned to offer insights on both digital assessment design and production as well as in-school delivery.

Educational institutions are currently under tremendous political, social and financial pressure. I would like to join the eAA because I see its role as a campaigning one, with members being standard-bearers for robust and effective assessment in challenging times.

The nominees for the three Ordinary Board Positions

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Graham Hudson

Graham Hudson

Graham is a distinguished UK-based assessment consultant who has worked extensively for national examination boards and government agencies on managing and modernising examination systems. His career covers many milestones in educational and assessment reforms in the UK. He is currently a Board member of Qualifications Wales.

Graham has delivered significant national marking programmes, undertaken nationally-funded research into the use of technology in assessment and introduced one of the first systems in the UK to scan examination scripts and mark from image.

Since founding his consultancy business he has specialised in supporting the transition from paper-based assessment to digital delivery for many national and professional organisations. He has travelled extensively to promote and implement e-assessment solutions.

He has held two terms as a Board Member of the eAA, one of which as Secretary. He established the trading arm of the organisation and looks after the constitutional aspects of the eAA. He was part of the team, during the pandemic, that transitioned the first international conference online. If elected, he hopes to work with the Chair and CEO to improve the organisation and resourcing of the eAA to enable it to grow and develop its influence further.

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Jarret M. Dyer

Jarret M. Dyer

Jarret M. Dyer is an experienced Testing Center Administrator with over 19 years of testing industry experience. He is a former president of the National College Testing Association (NCTA), Chair of the NCTA Academic Integrity and Testing Committee and serves on the Association of Test Publishers (ATP)-NCTA Online Observation of Tests Standards Joint Management Committee. He has been a featured speaker, debate panelist and industry expert on remote proctoring, test administration and academic integrity. He has served as a consultant to develop and implement test security programs. In addition, his research interests focus on test administration, test security, and academic integrity. His most recent publications focus on gamifying academic integrity and academic misconduct during the COVID19 pandemic.

Jarret has served on multiple industry committees, including the Test Proctor Certification (NCTA), Online Observation of Tests and Proctoring Best Practices (NCTA/ATP) committees and Gamification of Academic Integrity at the European Network of Academic Integrity (ENAI). He frequently presents at NCTA, ATP, ENAI, European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP) and the Conference on Test Security (COTS).

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Patrick Coates

Patrick Coates

I have worked in the e-assessment industry for nearly three decades, working both in the UK and internationally, bringing a broad-reaching and diverse set of experiences to the Board. I have been a very active Board Member of the eAA having been involved in the organisation of the Awards, both as a judge and helping refine and update the programme each year. I have been Guest Editor of the Member’s Newsletter and most recently supported the Association’s Conference, including initiating, and presenting on a new piece of research, which has led to my taking over leadership of the newly formed Remote Proctoring and Online Invigilation Special Interest Group.

Now, more than ever, e-assessment is a global topic, and I want to help the Association continue to play a pivotal role to drive forward discussions and promote best practice to a global audience keen to know and learn more. At a more tactical level, I am eager to continue working with the eAA to continue to improve and strengthen its financial position, so that as an organisation it can do more to improve adoption of e-Assessment both in the UK and internationally.

Pauline Rogers

Dr Pauline Rogers

Dr Pauline Rogers

Individual growth through learning is my passion. I am an educational practitioner, with a Ph.D. in Education. I have more than 10 years of experience leading hybrid delivery of both national and international assessment programs.

Currently, I am the Assessment Manager for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a member-based organisation. My key responsibility is to develop, implement and manage the end-to-end assessment processes. Previous roles have included Head of Mathematics and Numeracy Coordinator at Sacred Heart College, Manager of Teaching and Learning for Essential Assessment, and Senior Research Fellow for the Australian Council of Education Research (ACER). I also have significant experience lecturing and developing assessments at various academic institutions including La Trobe University, Federation University, and Southern Cross University.

Working at AICD has allowed me to gain a robust understanding of the roles and responsibilities of boards and what is needed to deliver effective organizational governance. I recently completed the AICD Company Directors Course (although not the assessment, due to my position). I have been involved in several Not-for-Profit and Educational Boards in Australia. I would love the opportunity to apply my extensive experience in education, assessment, and governance to contribute and deliver value to the e-Assessment Board.

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Salleh Hassan

Salleh Hassan ICDM(F)

Salleh Hassan brings with him years of experience in corporate governance and professional education.  

Salleh is currently the Director of Professional Standards & Qualifications overseeing initiatives to strengthen the competency and capacity of professionals in the Malaysian capital market via industry-wide competency framework (ICF), certifications and qualifications, and award-winning online Competency Management Systems (CMS). 

As an SME on corporate governance, Salleh also leads in the development of curriculum, courses and industry insights initiatives. He worked with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard. He also advises corporations to cultivate corporate governance culture and to develop effective sustainability reporting. He speaks regularly at local and international platforms and had presented papers on financial reporting, accounting policy choice and corporate governance/sustainability issues at international conferences and published the same in peer-reviewed journals. 

He was an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Nottingham University Business School (Malaysia) between 2001 and 2010.  

Salleh holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, a Master of Business (Accounting) and attended IMD’s Advanced Business Management Programme (ABMP). He is a Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM). 

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Sue Martin

Sue Martin

Sue has spent the last 30+ years in a variety of senior management and consultancy positions in the international certification area, starting her career in the pre-Internet era as Regional Manager for Central & Eastern Europe for what is now Prometric. This was followed by global and EMEA management roles with Pearson and Promissor. In 2006 Sue rounded off the profile by “crossing the great divide” from vendor to client to become Global Head of Certification at SAP and then went on to her current position as Global Head of Certification for TÜV Rheinland. She has always been passionate about helping the industry make certification count, particularly in diverse international environments and geographies with high labor mobility.

Sue has served on a variety of committees and in several industry roles over the years, for example as European Chair of the Association of Test Publishers, British Computer Society Learning & Development Committee member and Strategic Advisor to the EU Digital Skills Initiative.

Sue’s team won the e-Assessment Association Best Practitioner Award in 2022 for the international rollout of online testing which includes practical exams, MCQs, portfolio assessments, oral exams and essays in 10 languages to 45 countries around the world.

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Tatyana Angelova

Tatyana Angelova

Tatyana Angelova is a Professor at Sofia University, Faculty of Slavic Studies. She is PhD on Methodology of Bulgarian Language Teaching. T.  Angelova is a lecturer at the Department of Bulgarian Language and Literature Teaching and the field of her main interest is assessment of writing skills of students in Bulgarian; corpus linguistics and language learning; literacy – functional and digital.

She is a National Research Coordinator for Bulgaria in International Study PIRLS’2006.

Her experience in assessment: coordination of National External Assessment for graduating of Primary School in Bulgarian Language and Literature (4th grade) from2007 till 2021), with National Olympiad “I know and I can” for 4th Grade from 2020 till now; e – assessment in National Government Exam in Bulgarian Language and Literature 2018-2019; being assessor in Entrance exam in Bulgarian Language and Literature for Sofia University for a period of 20 years. She is an author of monograph “Assessment in Bulgarian Language Teaching”, Sofia, Prosveta, 2013.

Her reviewer’s experience :

“Studies in Educational Evaluation” https://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-educational-evaluation

‘L1Educational Studies in Language and Literature”, http://www.arle.be/journal.html

Membership: International Literacy Association https://www.literacyworldwide.org/; International Association for Research in L1 education http://www.arle.be/index.html  Member of the Board of the Bulgarian Association for Educational Measurement and Evaluation https://aem.fmi.uni-sofia.bg/index.htm