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Judging for Best Transformational Project

eAAwards 2020

Our Judges

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Clément Régnier

Clément is CEO and co-founder at TestWe, a startup that develops e-assessment solutions. Clément studied and practised law in New-York, USA. Having studied both in France and the United States, he has been able to understand the system, the problem and the needs of Higher education both sides of the Atlantic, whether it concerns students, professors or the faculty.

The main problem for him was standardized assessments in the way they were taken, the way they were created or managed. It was a mess. Hence his decision to propose a solution through TestWe. Assessments need to be digitized and we must offer a way to reunite the learning experience with assessments and grades! How? The sky is the limit! Clément brings a deep understanding of Education in France and Benelux and work on global e-assessment challenges.

Liam Simington

Liam Simington, is Assessment Manager, in Assessment Standards and Innovations at the Chartered Insurance Institute in London. Liam has experience as a test developer, teacher and now manages assessment processes and practice at The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) where he has developed significant expertise in electronic assessments for professional qualifications. Liam is a member of the AEA Europe eAssessment SIG Steering Group.


Martin Ripley

Martin owns and runs World Class Arena Limited (WCAL) in West London, providing e-assessment consultancy and project management advice to a number of organisations. WCAL also develops and publishes digital resources. Clients include the UK Civil Aviation Authority, ACCA, CFA Institute, ABRSM, Driving Skills Agency, Pearson, and RWCMD. WCAL supports digital curriculum publishers, with Mawhiba in Saudi Arabia and TWIG as clients, supporting TWIG in delivering a Science Improvement Programme in Malaysia. Martin is an advisor to the Zambia Examinations Council. WCAL contributed collaborative problem solving resources to the Cisco, Intel and Microsoft Assessing and Teaching 21st Century Skills project. Martin provided strategic advice and business planning support to the OECD covering the implementation of computer delivered assessments for PISA 2015. Martin is an adviser to the World Bank and the New York Hall of Science. One of the original founding directors of the e-Assessment Association, Martin has spent 20 years in test development and alongside WCAL, Martin is also a non-executive Director of ACER International and chair of governors at Lilian Baylis Technology School in London.


Patrick Coates

Patrick has worked in e-assessment since the late 90’s having worked on a number of e-assessment programmes with UK awarding bodies e-assessment which included working with QCA and other Government bodies on promoting the adoption of e-assessment. It was working with Promissor (subsequently acquired by Pearson) and then Prometric that led to the choice of MBA dissertations – ‘Barriers to adoption of e-assessment by UK Awarding Bodies.’ Patrick was involved with the creation of BS7988:2007 – The code of practice for the use of IT in the delivery of assessments and subsequently was international editor for the standard to become adopted as ISO 23988:2007. It was this experience that led Patrick to join the team working with the four organisations which regulate qualifications in the UK – the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), DELLS (Wales), CCEA (Northern Ireland) and SQA and their collaboration to develop a publication, E-assessment: Guide to Effective Practice. Patrick is now working as an independent consultant in the field of e-assessment supporting UK & US companies with their international strategy and business development activities and providing consultancy to Governments in the Middle East and South Africa.