QA is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Jones from Workday, who joins the executive team as Chief Client Officer, replacing Stuart Martin who is retiring after 22 years.
In a world where digital and tech needs are rapidly changing, creating ever-wider skills gaps, upskilling and reskilling is now a top priority for many businesses. Active management and development of in-house skills is proven to help maximise productivity, which is critical to growth. QA offers a full suite of solutions to enterprise businesses to help plan and manage their future talent pipeline.
Phil’s appointment follows a distinguished enterprise sales career across strategy, execution and operations at leading technology organisations including Taleo, Oracle and most recently Workday. He will lead on supporting the needs of enterprise businesses through QA’s innovative solutions and approach to workplace training. This includes market-leading digital apprenticeships and learning programmes, short-course skills bootcamps and Total Learning™, a new truly blended learning method developed in response to changing business and individual needs as a result of the pandemic.
Phil Jones commented, “Skills development and learning is a brilliant sector that’s close to my heart. Demand for tech and digital skills is sky high and there just isn’t enough ready talent to hire your way out of a skills deficit. Solving your skills challenges in a sustainable and impactful way is ever more critical. QA’s passion for this is infectious and I can’t wait to support that mission.”
Paul Geddes, CEO at QA said, “Phil’s appointment follows a record year for QA and is the fruition of a long-planned move to further our huge ambitions to effectively solve skills challenges faced by enterprise businesses – identifying their digital and tech skills gaps, supporting sustainable and diverse hiring strategies and ensuring training genuinely delivers benefit for both their business and the wider economy.
“Stuart Martin has been a critical part of this plan, working tirelessly over the past two decades to ensure QA’s growth. His encouragement and support as he retires from QA puts us in a fantastic place to build on his successes.”
Phil will join QA on 1 September 2022.