Our Board of Directors

Mr Derek Richardson

Vice President and Senior Responsible Officer, Pearson UK

Derek was appointed Vice President and Senior Responsible Officer of Pearson UK in September 2017.

He is accountable for the successful delivery of qualifications both in the UK and internationally. He is Pearson's designated Responsible Officer to Ofqual, CCEA, Qualification Wales and SQA in relation to compliance with our conditions of recognition as an awarding organisation.

Derek has degrees from Teesside and Sussex Universities and his background over the last 18 years has been in educational assessment.

He started work in Edexcel’s A level English team as the curriculum 2000 reforms were being introduced and also holds a post as school governor.

He has held various posts within Pearson, most recently as Director for Qualification Development, Assessment & Awarding across GCSEs, A Levels, BTEC, Apprenticeships and International qualifications.