Management Team

The Management team is responsible for day-to-day operations in line with the UKAP 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. Also, the additional management team is appointed to work in each country and them responsible for their territory and are based in different markets abroad.


John Mullen (Chief Executive Officer)

John'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 UKAP and communicates to the Board on behalf of management.

John has broad experience in Higher Education Management over 15 years. He possesses an MBA from the University of Boston. He is a Fellow of the UKAP, and a Fellow of the UKAP.


Dr.Fran Cirillo | Head of Qualifications and Curriculum

Dr.Fran is responsible for reviewing the assessment procedures, in order to assure that the assessment procedures are consistent with UKAP's regulations and policies and procedures.

Dr.Fran has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Carolina since 2002, where he is also the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) degrees in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management. Dr.Fran has led the development of a range of courses and programmes and has been invited to be an external examiner for a number of higher education institutions. He is currently an External Examiner for City University.


Dr.Tony Baker  Head of Inspections and Quality Assurance

Doctor Kenneth is the Responsible Officer who maintains regulatory compliance and relationship with DETC and other, Qualifications Wales and other regulatory bodies. He is also responsible for overall quality assurance matters. He has extensive experience of working across all fields of education provision including universities, colleges and private training providers. He has taught at universities, held key roles in partnership with universities and undertaking external examiner and validation responsibilities for various programs. Dr.Kenneth has experience in working with awarding organisations particularly in relation to qualification development, compliance and quality assurance. He has sound experience of working with regulatory bodies such as DETC, Ofqual and QAA.


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Dr.Ali is responsible for articulation and validation partnership with Higher Education Institutions  the UK and overseas. He has been sitting on the Panel of Judges of the UKAP Business Awards since 2015. He has completed courses in Human Resource Management, Change Management, Strategic Management and Project Management at UKAP. His academic expertise includes Business Development, Business Strategies, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management.



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