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IQ Management Team

Chief Executive, Raymond Clarke has held senior roles within the vocational education sector since 1988, establishing and leading the National Training Organisation for the security industry, gaining approval and leading the national Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for the polymer industry, and running training companies and educational consultancies. He also provided independent chairmanship and acted as a facilitator for those involved in the establishment of the Sector Skills Council for the Facilities Industry. He has been involved in many strategic sector based education committees including:

  • Chairmanships of the National Training Organisations National Council Quality, Impact and resources committee;
  • Chairmanship of the Security Industry Lead Body Standards and Qualifications Committee;
  • Chairmanship of the DTI Plastics and Rubber Industry Forum Education Committee.

Product Development Manager, Deborah Mallinson has been employed within awarding organisations since 2003, working for ASET Awarding Body and then Education Development International (EDI) before joining IQ. She is an experienced qualifications development executive, with significant operational experience. Her roles have included Qualifications Executive at EDI (responsible for developing qualifications), Assessment Officer with responsibility for managing the assessment department of ASET AB, and Assessment Coordinator at ASET, managing a suite of qualifications.

Operations Manager, Linda Affleck-Drimer qualified in hotel and catering management before undertaking a number of management courses at Cranfield and with the Industrial Society. She was Operations Manager with SAFE and prior to that held senior support roles at BT Mobile/BT Cellnet including Corporate Customer Service Manager, Service Strategy Manager, and Head of Customer Project Management. Linda has significant experience in the operation of and operational support for assessment centres, and the systems and philosophy that underpin the operation of awarding organisations and effective customer service.