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SCQF Conference Host Spotlight, Aileen Ponton

Aileen Ponton, CEO, SCQF Partnership

Aileen joined the SCQF Partnership as its first Chief Executive in July 2007.

The Partnership is the body responsible for maintaining the National Framework for Scotland – the SCQF. Prior to joining the SCQF Partnership Aileen was Head of Policy Development, Scotland with the Sector Skills Development Agency for 3 years.

Before joining SSDA in 2004 Aileen had worked with the Scottish Qualifications Authority and its predecessor SCOTVEC for 16 years in a range of roles around qualifications development and quality assurance.

In addition she previously served for six years as a member of the Hong Kong Council for the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and has acted as an international expert for a number of countries developing Qualifications Frameworks. In 2019 she was appointed to the Quality Evaluation Panel for HE in Macau as well as an appointment to the Policy and Standards Committee of Qualifications and Quality Ireland. She is also a non-executive Director of the Advisory Board of Education Scotland.

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