Our experts

Meet the team who helps to drive knowledge, research and thought leadership at QA, and our learning experts who help QA excel in training.

Portfolio Directors and Capability Leads Learning experts Our executive team

Portfolio Directors and Capability Leads

David Pool

Data & AI Development Director

Emma Thompson

Portfolio Director – Digital Marketing

Dr Ian Clarkson

Director of Portfolio Management

Jackie Hewett

Capability Lead Project and Programme Management

Jane Atkinson-Weller

Portfolio Director – Data and Office Applications

Pardeep (aka Paddy) Dhanda

Portfolio Director – Agile & Business Analysis And Systems Design

Paul Wigzel

Capability Lead – Service Management

Richard Beck

Portfolio Director – Cyber

Rob Blincoe

Capability Lead – IT Infrastructure

Learning Experts

Ali Kazmi

Cyber security: Principal Learning Technical Specialist

Andrew Larkin

Self-paced learning head of content

Andy Smith

Senior Learning Design Consultant

Ben Davies

QA Curriculum Manager and Information Technology Expert

Bret Appleby

IT Infrastructure & Networks: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Bryan O'Connor

VMware, CompTIA & CCC: Principal Learning Technical Specialist

Carl Karshagen

Learning Consultant, Programme and Project Management

Daniel Ives

Cloud: Learning Consultant

Darren Ley

Learning Consultant, Programme and Project Management

David Bedford

Cloud & Virtualisation: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

David Tomlinson

PPM & Agile: Senior Learning Specialist

Ed Walters

Senior Learning Specialist

Farish Kashefinejad

Full-Stack Development Content Creator

Gary Mobey

Cloud and Virtualisation: Principal Learning Technical Specialist

Gerry McCafferty

Senior Learning Design Consultant

Dr. Glenis Wade

Learning Consultant – Leadership and Business

Graham Hodson

Cyber Security: Principal Learning Technical Specialist

Guy Davis

Cyber Security: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Guy Hummel

Azure & Google Cloud Content Lead

Jane Howell

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Principal Technology Learning Specialist

John Chell

Cloud Technology Assessment Manager

Justin Watkins

Cloud Computing & Virtualisation: Senior Technical Learning Specialist

Kofi Glover

Data & AI Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Lisa Delaney

Principal Learning Specialist (Risk)

Liz Robertson

Virtual Classroom: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Logan Rakai

Lead Content - Labs

Luke Radford

Digital Transformation Consultant

Mark Amory

Cyber Security: Training Delivery Manager

Mark Fitzgerald

Data Analytics & Data Engineering Learning Consultant

Mark Martin

Cyber Security: Principal Learning Technical Specialist

Namir Sabbagh

Testing: Principal Learning Specialist

Paul Fennell

Cyber security: Principal Learning Technical Specialist

Paul Thomas

Amazon Web Services: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Phil Crayford

Microsoft Productivity: Principal Technologist

Richard Edgerton

Digital Productivity and Office Applications: Learning consultant

Richard O'Brien

Office Applications, Adobe: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Russell Stagg

Microsoft Azure: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Sam Wright

Digital Marketing: Senior Technical Learning Specialist

Scott Hayes

Principal Technologist: Apple

Scott Stephenson

Network Infrastructure: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Steve Rouse

Principal Learning Specialist – Leadership and Business

Stuart Scott

AWS Lead

Suzanne Vawdrey

Principal Learning Specialist – Leadership and Business

Tahir Shafiq

Microsoft 365/Google Workspace: Principal Technical Learning Specialist

Terry Ellis

Senior Learning Specialist