Suprisingly, amongst the spate of media and police resignations in the last week or so the press has found little room to report happier news. For readers of this blog that more pleasant category will doubtless include the appointment of Amanda Spielman as the new Chair of the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, or Ofqual. The position is known as the Chief Regulator and the appointment was made in the Chief Regulator of Qualifications and Examinations Order 2011 (SI 2011/1690). It came into force on 14 July 2011 and Ms Spielman replaces Kathleen Tattersall (see SI 2009/3208).
For those readers who doubt that the entirety of the 2011 Order has been summarised in this post, the legislative instrument may be viewed here.