Stephen Wright
Chief Executive

Stephen joined the vocational qualifications sector over 25 years ago in the time of Training Enterprise Councils (TECs) becoming UK & Ireland Manager for Pitman Qualifications (City & Guilds Group) and one of the youngest General Managers at Edexcel where he was a member of the group that developed BS7988 the first standard for Computer Based Assessment.

Spells as Director and CEO of training providers and professional awarding bodies gave him a broad insight into the sector which has provided a strong foundation for his existing role as CEO of the Federation of Awarding Bodies.

SallyAnn Baldry



Sallyann has over 30 years’ experience in business development and marketing, mostly in the education and training sector with awarding organisations. 


After working as a craft trainer in the hospitality industry and teaching in further education, Sallyann joined BTEC, later Pearson, where, over 18 years, she undertook various sales and relationship management roles, mainly with the public and uniformed services sector. She led Pearson’s entry into the security industry working closely with the Security Industry Authority.


After leaving Pearson she worked for a number of awarding and sector skills organisations including, Industry Qualifications, Lantra, Skills for Logistics and Sports Leaders UK. She joined FAB in the spring of 2017 as their Apprenticeships Consultant and, most recently, has undertaken a major piece of research into End Point Assessment Organisations.