Erstwhile Direct Line Group CEO Paul Geddes is taking the reins at QA later this month, following the retirement of William Macpherson who has led the business for 11 years, successfully building QA into the largest digital education and skills provider in the UK, with nearly £300m in annual revenues and average annual profit growth of 35%. Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of QA, said: “William has been a hugely successful leader of QA.
He has transformed the business from a small IT training business that was just breaking even in 2008 into the market leader for IT and digital skills development. I’m delighted to welcome Paul Geddes as our new CEO. Paul brings a strong focus on customers and great team leadership, both of which will propel QA during this next phase of the company’s development.” William Macpherson will remain on the Board of QA.