Senior Management Team
Dr Janet Bohrer, Chief Executive
Janet joined BAC in October 2019 with a background predominantly in higher education and extensive experience of quality assurance. During her time at BAC she has set out to change the mind-set of BAC stakeholders and bring about a paradigm shift that could emphasise the community dimension of BAC and one that would more strongly recognise individual journeys of diverse providers on the quality agenda and BAC’s role for those journeys. She has a worked to further develop areas of stakeholder engagement and broaden the national and international reach of BAC involvement in the global quality debate through three strategic priorities, and BAC was encouraged to look internally at ‘self’ and our ways of working, externally at ‘others’ and ways of engaging, and globally at Europe and international sectors. Subsequently, these priorities developed into the BAC strategy 2021-2026, which commits BAC to tactically-planned growth, continued appreciation for diversity, societal and ethical responsibility, salient use of data and information, and meaningful investment in the quality community, through contributions which can strengthen the quality debate
Before working at BAC she was Director of Teaching, Quality and Enhancement at London South Bank University (LSBU) and prior to this, she was an Assistant Director in the Standards, Quality and Enhancement team at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). She has also worked at the University of North London and at Sheffield Hallam University. She has a combined studies degree (Psychology and Sociology), a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and a Doctorate in Education (EdD).
Janet is a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Hertfordshire and sits on their Audit and Risk Committee. She takes a particular interest in the degree apprenticeship provision of the University. Click here to email Janet
Diana Morriss, Chief Inspector
Diana joined BAC, as Chief Inspector, in 2016. As Chief Inspector, she is responsible, through BAC’s inspection monitoring processes, for ensuring that the freelance inspectorate conducts inspections in line with the relevant accreditation scheme and BAC’s quality assurance policies, procedures and guidelines. She is also responsible for recruiting, managing, training and supporting BAC’s team of freelance inspectors and for developing and managing BAC’s inspection processes and inspection quality assurance guidelines. Diana’s role also involves ensuring that the accreditation schemes, against which providers are inspected, are fit for purpose and that high quality inspection reports are produced, that are consistent in quality and style.
Diana started her career working in financial services in the City of London, before becoming Divisional Director at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), where she had responsibility for developing and implementing the CII’s international strategy, through partnerships with educational and other bodies around the world. Diana’s work included running insurance qualification and training projects in China, Vietnam, Hungary, Russia, India and other countries of Eastern and Central Europe and Asia. Diana also managed the CII’s College of Insurance. After subsequently working in sales and development roles for two commercial training and consultancy providers, where she worked on complex training solutions for companies such as Black and Decker and IHG Hotels and Resorts, Diana became a freelance trainer, teacher and NVQ assessor. In her freelance capacity, she delivered leadership and management training for a wide variety of clients from different sectors, including Barings Bank and HSBC in London, India, Turkey and Luxembourg. She also worked as a freelance quality assurance inspector for BAC and ISI.
Diana has a degree in French and Spanish, an MBA specialising in strategy, marketing, change management, international business, innovation and creative thinking and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Click here to email Diana
Lucy Fox, Deputy Chief Executive
Lucy joined BAC in 2017. She started in the Accreditation Team and has since taken on different roles primarily focused on the governance and business development activities of BAC. As Deputy Chief Executive, Lucy supports the Chief Executive in the general management and day-to-day running of BAC. She takes responsibility for operational aspects of the governance and business development activities, including oversight of the maintenance of the BAC strategy, as well as supporting the Accreditation Team in the efficient processing of inspection and accreditation activities. Click here to email Lucy
The Accreditation Manager and the Higher Education Manager are also members of the Senior Management Team.