Operations Team

Operations Team

The Operations Team is responsible for day-to-day operations in line with the OTHM Board's direction. The Operations team is also responsible for taking operational decisions and policies, keeping the Board educated and informed, and brings to the board well-documented recommendations and information to support its policy-making, decision-making and oversight responsibilities.

SM Shamrat | CEO

Shamrat has considerable experience in Higher Education Management over very many years. He possesses an MBA from the University of Greenwich and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Shamrat leads the strategic direction of OTHM with the advice and guidance of the members of the Advisory Board.

Patricia Land | Chief Operating Officer

Patricia is the Responsible Officer who maintains regulatory compliance and relationship with Ofqual, and other regulatory bodies. She is also responsible for the day to day operations within OTHM.

She has extensive experience of working across all fields of education provision including universities, colleges and private institutions. She has taught and held senior roles at UK universities, been responsible for university partnerships and led on external examination and validation responsibilities for various HEIs. Patricia also has considerable experience in working with awarding organisations particularly in relation to qualification development, compliance and quality assurance. She has sound experience of working with regulatory bodies such as Ofqual and QAA in the UK as well as in many countries and regions globally.

Andrew Rennie | Head of Partnerships

Andrew brings over 20 years of experience from the international education sector, with a personal passion and focus for trans-national education. He has a track record in opening new markets and forming strategic alliances and collaborations in the pursuit of taking British education to the rest of the world. Previously, he has worked for an Awarding Organisation and two UK universities within an international capacity.

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