Our people

Fiona Robertson was appointed the Chief Executive and Scotland’s Chief Examining Officer (with approval of the Scottish Ministers) in July 2019. Fiona is supported by the Executive Management Team and 37 Heads of Service across all SQA functions.


SQA currently has 1094 staff. The vast majority are currently working from home but would normally work from offices in central Glasgow and Dalkeith, Midlothian. There are 1233 staff positions; 131 are not currently filled.

SQA values the relationships with the centres that deliver SQA qualifications, including schools, colleges and training providers.


SQA also contracts around 15,000 appointees each year. They work on a range of subject expert activities, from devising qualifications, creating assessments, and marking, to quality assurance visits and exam invigilation. SQA’s appointees are vital in ensuring that our education and training systems work effectively.