Our team


Al Parkes
Semta Group Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of EAL

Al oversees all of EAL's operations.  She is also Chief Operating Officer of EAL's sister organisation, Semta.

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Carolyn Barker
Head of Governance and Regulation

A key focus of Carolyn's team is to ensure that we fulfil our legal, regulatory and statutory responsibilities, working closely with the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Welsh Government in Wales.

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Ann Spearing
Head of Quality and Customer Support

Building on our close relationships with recognised Centres, Ann's team is responsible for supporting the high quality of qualification delivery through our External Verification Service, helping to improve efficiency, develop best practice, and encouraging the growth of provision to employers and learners in industry.

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Andrew McLachrie
Group Finance Director

Andrew McLachrie is joint Finance Controller for Semta and EAL. Having joined the group in 2012, Andrew has been responsible for integrating the finance function firmly within the business – driving improvements through insightful management reporting together with valued business support and partnering.

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