Our leadership

Our leadership

Saul Nassé, our Group Chief Executive, heads up the Corporate Board which comprises Group Directors from across the organisation, including the chief executives of our exam boards.

Saul Nassé

Saul Nassé was appointed Group Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment in April 2018.

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Liz Allan

Liz Allan joined Cambridge Assessment as Group HR Director in September 2013.

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Bruno Laquet

Bruno joined Cambridge Assessment in 2010 to help navigate significant changes in the way assessment is delivered.

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Christine Nuttall

Christine Nuttall Nov 18

Christine joined the organisation in 1997 and was appointed Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment English (interim) in April 2018.

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Tim Oates CBE

Tim Oates CBE joined Cambridge Assessment in May 2006 to spearhead the rapidly growing Assessment Research and Development division.

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Christine Özden

Christine Özden was appointed Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment International Education in January 2019. 

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Jackie Rippeth

Jackie Rippeth has been with Cambridge Assessment since 1999 and is our Chief Financial Officer.

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The Syndicate

A Syndicate, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor with other members appointed by the Council of the University, remains the governing body for Cambridge Assessment but has delegated its powers to the University’s Press and Assessment Board (PAB) which began operating formally in June 2017. The PAB is responsible for setting overarching strategic direction and agreeing major strategic and investment decisions for both Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press and includes representatives from the Syndicates of both organisations.

Syndicate Members

  • Professor Stephen Toope (Chairman), Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
  • Mrs Sherry Coutu CBE, Investor and Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Mr Edward Elliott, Head, The Perse School
  • Dr David Good, Fellow of King's College, University of Cambridge
  • Dr James Keeler, Senior Tutor, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge
  • Mr Richard Partington, Senior Tutor, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Richard Prager, Head of Cambridge University School of Technology
  • Mr Ian Pryce CBE, Principal and Chief Executive, Bedford College
  • Dr Sue Swaffield, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Wolfson College
  • Mr Peter Williams, Former Finance Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc
  • Professor Sarah Worthington QC, Downing Professor of the Laws of England and Fellow of Trinity College

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