Jill Duffy has joined OCR as our new Chief Executive, bringing over 25 years' experience in education to the role.
Jill led the UK schools business at education company Pearson for five years, where she was responsible for more than 450 staff across product management and development, marketing and sales, spanning qualifications, digital and print learning services.
Prior to that, Jill spent 22 years in educational publishing. She began her education career as an editor at Oxford University Press and subsequently worked for publishers including Hodder & Stoughton, Harcourt, and Ginn. She has a PGCE and a degree in English Literature from Oxford University.
Jill said: "I am delighted to be joining OCR. I appreciate fully the vital part that qualifications play in enabling learners to progress in their learning and lives, and am looking forward to working with the team at OCR and Cambridge Assessment, as well as Cambridge University Press and the wider University.
"I am excited by the prospect of a role at the heart of the UK educational system and by the opportunity to provide the very best assessment experience for teachers and learners, built on unique research capabilities, a commitment to teachers and learners, and a pre-eminent education brand."
Saul Nassé, Group Chief Executive of our parent organisation Cambridge Assessment, said: "I am delighted that Jill is joining us. She is utterly immersed in the UK's education landscape and has a deep understanding of what students, teachers and schools need now and in the future. Under Jill's leadership, I am confident that OCR will increase its reach and impact, and that she will nurture our fantastic teams in Coventry and Cambridge."