Advisory Groups

UK NARIC Advisory Council

The UK NARIC Advisory Council is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the NARIC function, providing advice and guidance on its development activities.

This Council meets twice a year and the work of the Council focuses on the following aspects:

  • Providing advice and guidance to UK NARIC on its work and developments in the context of the new Lifelong Learning programme and international activities including feedback on public policy needs on recognition issues
  • Assisting, supporting and promoting UK NARIC as a centralised intelligence source providing a national information service to sectors where appropriate
  • Determining overarching strategies and direction of the NARIC function based on sector / market observations; providing situation analysis of specific sector / market
  • Providing professional advice and guidance on UK NARIC development activities to ensure appropriate and quality assured provisions of a complex service with regards to international qualifications and skills
  • Considering, where appropriate, reports from the UK NARIC Quality Standards and UK NARIC Core Service Monitoring Groups on their work with a view to making recommendations based on knowledge of varying sectors


The following representatives have been invited to participate in the NARIC Advisory Council with identified expertise and responsibilities:

  • Pamela Wilkinson BIS representing the Government Department responsible for the UK NARIC contract management and liaison with Devolved Administrations;
  • Cloud Bai-Yun, UK NARIC
  • Carl Gilleard, AGR representing employers' interest and skills needs for employment;
  • Peter Makeham (current chair)
  • Dominic Scott, UKCISA representing the interests of international students and those who work with them;
  • Professor Sir Drummond Bone, Balliol College representing academic interests and the sector's needs;
  • Pat Killingley, British Council representing closely related sector body;
  • Anthony McClaran, QAA representing quality insurance aspect and international education;
  • Colin Riordan, University of Essex representing the needs of the UK higher education community.
  • Mike Anderson, Home Office representing the Government Department on qualifications, work and managed migration

Secretarial support will be provided by the UK NARIC which will be responsible for organising meetings, agendas, related papers and records of meetings.