Phil Beach CBE

Chief Executive

Phil joined the company in September 2020, bringing with him a breadth of experience in the regulatory and education sector. In his previous role as Executive Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications at regulator Ofqual, Phil led the reforms for all vocational and technical qualifications, assessments and apprenticeships and was instrumental in developing T Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications. Having worked closely with Government, key stakeholders and employers, Phil has a solid understanding in the development of end-point assessments.

Before joining Ofqual, Phil served in the Royal Air Force for 30 years, with much of his career focused on command, leadership, strategy, policy and capability. Phil received an MBE in the 2000 New Year’s Honours List, a Queen’s Commendation in 2004 and his CBE in 2014.