EAQA begins search for Executive Director

14 September, 2015

The European Association of Quality Agencies (EAQA) has commenced a search for a new Executive Director after reaching the milestone of 40 members.

The European Association of Quality Agencies (EAQA) is searching for a new Executive Director.

Established in 2011 to offer a voice to agencies in countries with no formal national associations and drive professionalism in the agency sector, EAQA has grown from an original core membership of five agencies to 40 members across 22 countries.

Samuel Vetrak, Director of StudentMarketing and the original Executive Director of EAQA, said that now the association had reached a “critical mass”, it was time to step aside. 

“In the beginning, I was asked to help EAQA with its establishment and take off. It has since become a well-settled and sizeable association, and I am glad to hand this position over to a fully dedicated industry professional who will oversee the next stage of its development.”  

Commenting on the development of the association, Adela Makashi, Chair of EAQA and Head of the Education Department at Ande-LM agency in Albania, said, “The beginnings were deliberate, as matters on the EU level can be. EAQA also set a high standard for quality and delivery to members this year on a perfect time scale.”

She continued, “Today, we represent 22 countries and 40 quality members across Europe, and help them with advocacy, taxes, problem solving, professional development and market intelligence.

“Not to mention the recognition of our partners, such as English Australia, Caps-I, Oxford International Education Group, Quality English and ABLS Accreditation, with whom we have excellent cooperation and communication, making it easier for members and schools to reach a higher level of quality, more business or better efficiency.”

EAQA held its annual meeting during the recent StudyTravel Alphe UK conference, where it discussed the association’s next stage of development, future training programmes and other membership projects.

The association also participated in the AGM of the Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations (FELCA), the global alliance of agency associations.

Matthew Knott
News Editor


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