Henry Payne

Head of Quality and Standards

Henry Payne is the Head of Quality & Standards and part of the Senior Management Team at NEBDN. Henry manages the quality assurance team.

Henry holds a BSc (Hons) and MA (Ed) from the University of Durham. He spent the early part of his career teaching Biology and Science in Schools and Colleges in The North East and Oxfordshire.

He then moved into an educational charity providing faculty management for online and face to face revision of preparation programs for the International Baccalaureate. Upon joining Pearson in 2013 he worked in teacher support, product management and customer services projects for UK and International qualifications.

Following a family relocation to Lancashire in 2017 Henry worked at Ascentis, managing the Ofqual Compliance and Quality Assurance team. He latterly managed the GDPR compliance and risk across the Ascentis group of companies.

Henry joined NEBDN in April 2020 and is looking forward to bringing strong compliance, risk and Ofqual awarding practices into the organisation.