Lesley Davies


Lesley joined Pearson UK in October 2012 and is now the Vice President of Quality, Standards and Research  She is responsible for ensuring high standards across Pearson qualifications, working with colleagues to develop qualifications and examinations which are effective, rigorous, fit for purpose in the modern world and grounded in research – and supporting customers to deliver them to the highest standard. Lesley also holds the Ofqual Responsible Officer role for qualifications awarded by Pearson UK.

Lesley joined from the Association of Colleges (AOC), where she was Deputy Chief Executive.  Her background is in teaching, she worked as a Senior Manager at a College of Further and Higher Education; in inspection and policy development, and immediately prior to her role at AOC she led the development of the Framework for Excellence and Quality at the Learning and Skills Council.