Ian Welch has accumulated over thirty years of experience across the further education and higher education sector, in particular round Vocational Education and Widening Participation Ian currently has responsibilities within a number of initiatives which are at the forefront of UK HE Quality Assurance developments, including the Teaching Excellence Framework, Quality Review and Higher Apprenticeship Review. These focus on the movement from cyclical review methodologies to data based, risk based processes. This builds on Ian’s leadership of a range of review methods at QAA, including Higher Education Review and Integrated Quality Enhancement Review, and his management of enhancement projects both in the UK and abroad. Ian has delivered workshops in the United Arab Emirates, the Lebanon and Egypt and training alongside HEC in Pakistan and alongside NCAAA in Saudi Arabia. Before joining QAA, Ian worked in the sector as both a teacher and a senior manager.