SQA Advisory Council

The SQA Advisory Council was established under the Scottish Qualifications Authority Act 2002 as a body independent from the SQA Board to consider and provide advice to the SQA and Scottish Ministers.

The Advisory Council is a unique partnership that provides a representation of SQA's stakeholders. The Council’s primary role is to consider and advise on matters relating to SQA’s qualifications, awards and functions.

The aim of the Council is to offer sound and well-informed advice to SQA on the needs and views of stakeholders as well as working in such a way that recognises and involves key stakeholders as part of a commitment to openness.

Advisory Council Members

Jane Handley
Jane Handley
Convenor (SQA Board member)
Seán Hagney
Seán Hagney
Deputy Convenor (SQA Board member)
Grahame Smith
Grahame Smith
SQA Board member
Ken Thomson
Ken Thomson
SQA Board member
David Barnett
David Barnett
Head Teacher
Cults Academy
Wendy Burton
Wendy Burton
Director
Scottish Union Learning
Tim Frew
Tim Frew
Chief Executive
YouthLink Scotland
Diane Greenlees
Diane Greenlees
Director
Skills Development Scotland
Colm Harmon
Colm Harmon
Vice Principal
Edinburgh University
Iain Hawker
Iain Hawker
Assistant Principal
Fife College
Simon Hewitt
Simon Hewitt
Principal
Dundee and Angus College
Sonia Kordiak
Sonia Kordiak
Member (Education Committee)
Educational Institute of Scotland
Margaret Lannon
Margaret Lannon
Deputy Director,
Education and Professional
Learning & Development
Scottish Council of Independent Schools
David Macdonald
David Macdonald
Stuart McKenna
Stuart McKenna
Chief Executive
Scottish Training Federation
Lyndsay McRoberts
Lyndsay McRoberts
Head Teacher
Duncanrig Secondary School
East Kilbride
Steven Quinn
Steven Quinn
ADES Representative