Scottish Government appoints new Chair of SQA

Monday 27 November 2023

The Scottish Government has appointed Shirley Rogers as the new Chair of SQA.

Shirley brings a wealth of experience to her new role with our organisation. She worked for the Scottish Government between 2012 and August this year where she was most recently Director of Performance, Delivery and Resilience.

She was previously NHS Scotland’s Chief People Officer and the director with responsibility for Health Workforce, Leadership, Service Reform and EU Exit.

Shirley began her career in central government in London, moving to the private sector and then the Police before joining NHS Scotland in 1996.

The new Chair will start her role on Friday 1 December, replacing David Middleton who has been in the position since 2017.

Shirley said: “I am delighted to be joining the SQA as Chair. I look forward to working with the organisation and its stakeholders to achieve the very best that we can for students, parents, teachers and employers.”

A news release about the announcement is available on the Scottish Government website

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