Teacher minority on SQA

The Scottish Secretary has named the 18 members who will serve on the new Scottish Qualifications Authority, which will become the sole examining body for Scotland in April but is surprisingly light on FE and teacher interests.

The new appointments are: * Andrew Armstrong, former director with Total Oil and ex-chairman of the board of governors at Robert Gordon University.

* Professor Peter Bush, vice-principal of Glasgow Caledonian University.

* Patricia Cairns, headteacher of Firrhill High in Edinburgh.

* Malcolm Green, education chairman in Glasgow.

* Ian Hay, chief executive of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers and chairman of the National Council of Industrial Training Organisations (Scotland).

* Nigel Lawrie, headteacher of Port Glasgow High.

* Michael Leech, principal of Stevenson College in Edinburgh.

* Patricia Lowrie, dean of the education faculty at Paisley University.

* Val MacIver, chair of Highland education committee.

* Iain McMillan, director of the Scottish CBI.

* Phiroze Mehta, member of the Scottish Parent Teacher Council and senior lecturer in engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University.

* Brian Minto, senior partner in Minto Finnie Parsons Turnbull, a firm of chartered accountants.

* Ian Muir, formerly engineering and training manager with GEC Marconi.

* Charles Munn, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

* Lorna Ogilvie, head of St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen.

* Liz Reid, director of education in Edinburgh.

* Astrid Ritchie, chair of the Scottish Adult Education Forum.

* Grahame Smith, STUC assistant secretary.

The SQA will be chaired by David Miller, the businessman who currently chairs the Scottish Examination Board and the Scottish Vocational Education Council.

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