The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Stockdale as Global Director of Learning, previously Assistant Director, Qualifications.

James Stockdale
James Stockdale

Passionate about vocational qualifications and apprenticeship programmes, James has a vast amount of experience in the design, implementation and management of a wide range of qualifications and has spent 13 years at OCR examinations Board. A large part of his role was working with the qualification regulators, including Ofqual, to ensure that the qualifications and their assessments were robust and met the regulatory criteria.

Following OCR James joined Skillsmart Retail, the Sector Skills Council for the retail sector, where he was responsible for working with awarding organisations to ensure that retail sector qualifications met the needs of employers. He then joined the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) where, as well as being responsible for the National Occupational Standards and Apprenticeship frameworks, where he liaised with and lobbied the Government to represent the sector’s view on emerging policy.

James is also a director at the Federation of Awarding Bodies.

Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI and CISI CEO said: “I am delighted that James is our new Global Director of Learning which is an important strategic role.”

James Stockdale said: “I am looking forward to using my expertise in maintaining and enhancing our professional examination, qualification and learning standards across our global operation.”

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