Education Committee


The ISPO Education Committee is responsible for all matters of ISPO relating to Education. It has a continuing responsibility to review the educational policy of the Society and to make recommendations to the Executive Board; and to oversee the educational activities of the Society as directed by the Executive Board. The Education Committee establishes educational standards, facilitates the accreditation process, encourages ongoing development in existing programs and supports new training programs to achieve a minimum standard for education and subsequently for service provision.

Composition 2023-25

Education Core Committee

  • Helen Cochrane, Canada (Chairperson)
  • Mary Scott, UK/Jordan (Auditor Training and Recruitment Sub-committee & Fee Support WG, Chair)
  • Linda Laakso, Canada, (Accreditation Sub-committee Chair)
  • David Rusaw, Sweden, (GEM Sub-committee Chair)
  • Gerald Stark, USA (Executive Board member)
  • Robin Seabrook, USA (Member)
  • Christian Schlierf, Germany (Member)
  • Alaa Alobaidi, Iraq (Member)
  • Barbara Rau, (Member)

Accreditation Sub-Committee

  • Linda Laakso, Canada (Chairperson)
  • Shin Sasaki, Japan (Past-Chair)
  • Roy Bowers, UK (Incoming Chair)
  • Ian Adam, UK (Member POT)
  • Fred Holtkamp, Netherlands (Member PO)
  • Mamta Kumari, India/Rwanda (Member)
  • Monica Gisela Castaneda, El Salvador (Member APO)
  • Pearl Boshof, South Africa (Member APO)
  • Robin Seabrook, USA (Member)
  • Sisary Kheng, Cambodia (Member APO)
  • Anastasia Suci, Indonesia (Member)
  • Zia Ur Rehman, Pakistan (Member)

Auditor Training & Recruitment Sub-Committee

  • Mary Scott, UK/ Jordan (Chairperson)
  • Stephney Weerasingha, Sri Lanka (Incoming Chair)
  • Anarème Kpandressi, Togo (Member)
  • Rowan English, Australia (Member)
  • Abdullah Fatlawi, Iraq (Member)
  • Fabian Pedraza Quintero, Colombia (Member)
  • Sheyla Faulin, Pakistan (Member)
  • Bashar Al Qaroot, Jordan (Member)

Standards Sub-Committee

Global Educators Meeting Sub-Committee

  • David Rusaw, Sweden (Chairperson)
  • Mary Scott, UK/Jordan (Past-Chair)
  • Dan Blocka, Canada (Member)
  • Christian Schlierf, Germany (Member)

Terms of reference