Management Team

The Management team is responsible for day-to-day operations in line with the OTHM Board's direction. The Management team is also responsible for taking operational decisions and policies, keeping the Board educated and informed, and brings to the board well-documented recommendations and information to support its policy-making, decision-making and oversight responsibilities.

SM Shamrat | CEO

Shamrat's role entails being ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the organisation's long and short term plans and to maintain the smooth operation, with the assistance of management team. He also acts as a direct liaison between the Board and management of OTHM and communicates to the Board on behalf of management.

Shamrat has broad experience in Higher Education Management over 10 years. He possesses an MBA from the University of Greenwich. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management.

Patricia Land | Head of Compliance

Patricia is the Responsible Officer who maintains regulatory compliance and relationship with Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and other regulatory bodies. She is also responsible for overall quality assurance matters.

She has extensive experience of working across all fields of education provision including universities, colleges and private training providers. She has taught at UK universities, held key roles in partnership with universities and undertaking external examiner and validation responsibilities for various HEIs. Patricia has experience in working with awarding organisations particularly in relation to qualification development, compliance and quality assurance. She has sound experience of working with regulatory bodies such as Ofqual and QAA.

Hector John dela Victoria, PhD | Head of Academic Partnerships

Hector is responsible for the articulation and validation partnership with Higher Education Institutions both UK and overseas.

He is a visiting supervisor for Cardiff Metropolitan University PhD programme. Previously, he was a Programme Leader at a Private College offering MBA/BA UK university validated programmes. He has been sitting at the Panel of Judges of the European Business Awards since 2013. He has also completed courses in Change Management, Strategic Management and Project Management at the University of Oxford. His academic expertise includes Business Development, Business Strategies, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management. Hector is also active in providing support to small and medium-sized businesses particularly in strategic development and business re-structuring.

Joel Bild | Head of Qualifications

Joel is responsible for the development and maintenance of regulated qualifications and their assessments, ensuring that they are fit for purpose, meeting regulatory requirements and customer needs. He is an experienced qualifications and assessments professional, well versed in qualification development and the regulatory environment. He has developed nationally regulated, international and bespoke employer qualifications in the vocational and professional education sector.

Joel has worked with a number of leading UK awarding organisations and professional education providers particularly in relation to qualification and assessment development, quality assurance and product management. He has comprehensive experience of working with regulatory and government bodies such as Ofqual and QCDA, as well as a range of industry bodies, including Sector Skills Councils and apprenticeship trailblazer stakeholders.

Kate Winter | Head of Business Development

Kate is an experienced business development and brand specialist. She has worked with professional qualifications for over 15 years and has launched and marketed qualifications in all the regions of the world. She has appeared on news programmes in The Caribbean, China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Zambia and Malawi. Her message is always clear – investing in learning is never wasted and is the best way to improve your career prospects. Kate is delighted to work with OTHM because its high quality, affordable programmes make a significant difference to the career outcomes of its students, and she is proud to be part of their learning journey.