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Management restructure at MPQC

Phil James

New executive director and management appointments at the Mineral Products Qualifications Council 

THE Board of the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) has announced the appointment of Phil James as executive director with effect from 1 July 2012, a role shared with the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).

Phil (pictured) joins both businesses from the British Association of Social Workers where for the last four years he was assistant chief officer, following a period as director of the Chartered Institute of Building. He graduated with a degree in construction management prior to working for Alfred McAlpine, followed by a quarry management role with RMC.


MPQC has also announced that Helen Hewitt has accepted the position of general manager of MPQC’s Skills division, with effect from 10 September 2012. Reporting directly to Phil James, she will bring with her a wealth of experience from the skills sector, which will be invaluable as MPQC assumes the post-Proskills functions of a standards-setting organisation (SSO).

Helen will join MPQC directly from Proskills, where she has made an impact in just a short time as the recently appointed industry lead for extractives. She will be a highly valuable member of the new management team, bringing fresh energy and enthusiasm to the leadership of the Skills division with a more focused and commercial emphasis.

Meanwhile, Julian Smallshaw, who currently heads up the Skills division, has been appointed to the newly created position of MPQC/IQ business development manager. Reporting to Phil James, Julian will focus upon delivering a new marketing and sales strategy for both MPQC and the Institute of Quarrying, taking a holistic approach to skills and qualifications development and relationship building on behalf of both organizations.

Roseanne Hayward completes the triumvirate, continuing in her valuable role as general manager of MPQC’s Awarding Organisation division, encompassing her statutory position as Responsible Officer to Ofqual.

MPQC says these changes will create a very strong management team, which, along with the imminent move to new offices in Chilwell, will establish an excellent base upon which to build the future of the organization.


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