Isabel Nisbet’s academic background is in philosophy, which she studied at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. She then pursued a career in the UK Civil Service, serving in several Government departments and working close to Ministers. As a Deputy Ombudsman she led the adjudication of protracted complaints about health care. She then became a Director at the General Medical Council (the regulatory body governing doctors in the UK) and subsequently set up and led the Postgraduate Medical Education Board. In 2005 she became Director of Regulation and Standards at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and then set up Ofqual, the independent regulator of qualifications and examinations in England and was its first CEO. From 2011-2014, Isabel represented Cambridge International Examinations in SE Asia, based in Singapore. She now serves on the Boards of two universities in England and of Qualifications Wales, and on two committees advising the UK Government on ethical issues, notably on data and statistics. She is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, contributes to courses and events promoted by Cambridge Assessment and is currently working with Stuart Shaw on fairness in assessment.