Gerard Madill has worked for 24 years in the field of higher education policy. Mr Madill joined Universities Scotland (the representative body of Scotland’s 21 higher education institutions) as Policy Adviser in September 2000. He has lead policy responsibility for the areas of: learning and teaching; quality issues; Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework; and Europe. He provides policy support to the Universities Scotland Learning and Teaching Committee and Teaching Quality Forum and represents universities Scotland on a wide range of external committees and advisory groups. He is a member of the Higher Education Quality Working Group, the Quality Assurance Agency Scotland Advisory Committee and the Scottish Advisory Committee on Credit and Access. At UK level, Mr Madill is a member of the Universities UK Strategy Groups on International issues and Teaching Quality and Lifelong Learning and is a member of the UK Europe Unit’s European Coordinating Group as well as being a member of the Advisory Boards of the UK NARIC and UK Socrates-Erasmus Council. He is also an expert member of the Bologna Follow Up Group Working Group on Qualifications Frameworks and was the European University Association’s national expert for Scotland for the Trends IV study of implementation of the Bologna reforms in higher education.