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Cambridge English Language Assessment appoints new CEO

Cambridge English Language Assessment has appointed BBC alumnus and digital expert Saul Nassé as its new Chief Executive. Nassé, who is also a governor of the University of Sunderland and a trustee of the Teaching Awards, will take over from Dr Michael Milanovic, who retired in January after 11 years at the helm, on 31 March.

Cambridge Assessment is "delighted" to appoint Saul Nassé as its new CEO

"I am confident he will help Cambridge English Language Assessment make the new digital world its own"

“Digital is transforming the way people learn, making it a really exciting time to lead Cambridge English”

Nassé is currently Controller of BBC Learning, and is responsible for the BBC’s education content, ranging from the GCSE revision website Bitesize to factual television programmes such as Stargazing Live.

“We are delighted to appoint Saul, who has a strong background in education and digital innovation,” Simon Lebus, Group Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment, said.

His strong background in digital technology will bring “a fresh perspective” to the group, Lebus added, saying: “I am confident he will help Cambridge English Language Assessment make the new digital world its own.”

Nassé worked for the BBC for 20 years prior to his appointment at BBC Learning in such roles as Head of Development, Specialist Factual; Executive Producer at the BBC World Service Trust; and editor of the science programme ‘Tomorrow’s World’.

As the programme’s youngest editor, he oversaw the launch of its website, one of the first on the BBC. He also oversaw BBC Learning’s move to a new base in Salford and the launch of its new knowledge and learning online product, iWonder.

“I am looking forward to joining an organisation which is renowned worldwide for its expertise and experience,” Nassé said.

“I am a passionate believer in education,” he added. “Digital is transforming the way people learn, making it a really exciting time to lead Cambridge English.”

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