Our leadership

The expertise of our people is highly respected around the world. Our research and our knowledge are referenced by governments and leading academics. Below are the profiles of our senior leadership team.

Simon Lebus

Simon Lebus has been Group Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment since 1 July 2002. He became Chairman of OCR in 2004

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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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Saul Nassé

Saul Nassé was appointed Chief Executive of Cambridge English Language Assessment in March 2014.

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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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Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan was appointed Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations in April 2013.

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Jackie Rippeth

Jackie Rippeth has been with Cambridge Assessment since 1999 and is our Group Finance Director.

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Leo Shapiro

Leo Shapiro joined Cambridge Assessment in January 2015 and was appointed Chief Executive of OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) in August 2016.

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The Syndicate

A Syndicate, appointed by the University, oversees our activities and reviews the policies and business plans put forward by the Group Chief Executive and other senior managers who form the Corporate Board. The Corporate Board is responsible for the implementation of policies and business plans approved by the Syndicate and for-day to-day management of Cambridge Assessment.

Syndicate Members

  • Professor John Rallison (Chairman), Fellow of Trinity College, 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
  • Ms Denise Hall, Director of Marketing and Sales, Special Steps
  • Dr James Keeler, Senior Tutor, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge
  • Mr Richard Partington, Senior Tutor, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
  • Mr Bruce Picking, Former Chairman of Governors of Havering College of Further and Higher Education
  • Professor Richard Prager, Head of Cambridge University School of Technology
  • Mr Ian Pryce, Principal and Chief Executive, Bedford College
  • Mr Andrew Reid, Director of Finance, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Nick White, Fellow and Director of Studies in Modern & Medieval Languages, Emmanuel College
  • Mr Peter Williams, Former Finance Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc.
  • Professor Steve Young, Information Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
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