IoLET Governance

IoLET, trading as CIOL Qualifications, is governed by the IoL Educational Trust Board which meets four times a year.

The Board is made up of a minimum of five Trustee Directors. Its primary role is to set the strategic direction of CIOL Qualifications and to monitor the implementation of the strategic plan.

CIOL Qualifications' core qualifications are regulated by Ofqual (Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), Qualifications Wales and CCEA.

A Quality Standards Board made up of externally appointed members monitors the performance of qualifications and reports directly to the IoL Educational Trust Board. The Board additionally advises on quality issues, development matters, qualification reviews and other non-regulated assessment activities.

IoL Educational Trust, trading as CIOL Qualifications, is the associated charity of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

Registered Charity No. 1090263. Company No. 04297497


Trust Board meetings take place in January, April, July and October.

The IoLET AGM takes place annually in April.

Trust Board & committees

Member Role Bio
Bernardette Holmes MBE

Chair ETB

Bernardette is an acknowledged expert in languages education, working across the discipline and across sectors in areas including languages pedagogy, assessment and policy development, initial and continuing teacher education and standards setting. She is recognised as an innovative and inspiring linguist who throughout a long career in languages, as teacher, adviser, inspector, teacher trainer, researcher, curriculum and policy developer and author has made a major contribution to languages education in England. Since the inception of the national curriculum, Bernardette has played a central role in the development and implementation of languages policy at national level, and is a strong advocate of languages for all. Bernardette continues to work closely with the DfE on curriculum reform and assessment for modern languages, and was Subject Content Criteria writer for GCSE and Advanced Level. She was a member of the Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review Advisory Group (2016) and is currently a member of the review panel for GCSE Subject Content. She has extensive experience of working internationally, and was a member of the standard setting working group for French in SurveyLang (2012), the first European Survey on Language Competence, led by the European Commission. She was director of the first bilateral Graduate Teacher Programme working in partnership with the Institut français du Royaume Uni - Ambassade de France, the British Council, CILT and the Teacher Training Agency, and was a member of the expert panel of the Council of Europe (Profil de la politique linguistique éducative de la Vallée d’Aoste (2007). Bernardette was principal investigator for Born Global, a major policy research project for the British Academy, engaging key stakeholders from employment and education in a radical rethinking of languages education (2016). Her current research interests are transparent and reliable assessment of language proficiency, second language acquisition in instructed settings, interdisciplinary learning, and languages and employability. Bernardette is Director of Speak to the Future, a national campaign to advance language capability in the UK, working closely with Cultural Partners, UK government departments, academics, business leaders and employer organisations. Bernardette received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015 for services to languages education as a teacher and a modern languages advocate. In 2019, Bernardette was awarded an honorary doctorate of civil law by the University of East Anglia in recognition of her crucial role in the development of national language policy.

Mrs Judith GABLER


Chair of Council (ex-officio)

Judith is a senior business leader, language professional, co-author and mentor. She has studied in the UK, France and Germany and holds language qualifications in French and German. She has been CIOL qualified since 1997 and has previously held office on the German Society and Membership Committee. A large part of her professional life was spent working for RICS in the real estate sector in Continental Europe, where her language and communication skills were essential to fostering business relations and cultural understanding.
Early in her career, Judith relocated from her hometown in the North of England to Frankfurt and now holds British-German citizenship. In 2018 she was recognised as the No.1 female influencer in German real estate for her role in developing professional and ethical standards.
As the first non-UK based Chair of Council she is committed to advancing CIOL’s strategic vision and the pivotal role of languages in strengthening international goodwill.




Keith Moffitt read French, German and Italian at the University of Salford. His other languages are Russian, which he studied at the then Polytechnic of Central London, and Portuguese, in which he holds the Institute’s Diploma in Translation. He had a 20-year career with the National Coal Board (later British Coal), working in International Relations and European Community affairs, and finally a senior post in Corporate Affairs. He was for six years Chairman of the United Nations Working Party on Coal Trade. Keith was a local councillor between 1994 and 2014, and was Leader of the London Borough of Camden from 2006 to 2010. He was Chair of Council of the Institute from March 2012 to March 2016, after 10 years as one of its two vice chairs, and alongside his political career he has more recently worked as a freelance translator and language consultant. He was for many years actively involved in the work of the Translating Division, and also chaired the Editorial Board of The Linguist for several years. Keith is a governor of the City Literary Institute (City Lit), the largest college for adult learning in Europe, which has a major focus on language teaching. Keith’s partner is Brazilian and he is a frequent visitor to the São Paulo area of Brazil.


Chair of Quality Standards Board (ex-officio)

As a professional linguist and educationalist Anne has worked to expand the teaching and learning of modern languages and increase the take-up in the UK and more widely. She has mainly worked in Higher Education but has also taught in Further Education and in Secondary schools. For some ten years, she specialised in devising and developing in-house training for major international companies and Government departments including the DTI, Customs and Excise and the FCO. She has been an expert adviser to the European Commission Language programmes for many years and represented the Commission across Europe on many occasions. Her work has always focused on creating a greater motivation for learning via more relevant curriculum design and teaching methodologies suited to the needs of non-traditional learners.

She was the founding director of Modern Language programmes at the Open University where she led the development of new approaches to learning languages and the delivery of large-scale open learning programmes on a global basis. The programme remains the largest learning programme of its sort in languages within Europe. She has published many conference papers and publications relating to the training of teachers and personalised learning programmes. Her experience at the Open University extended to a leading role in the partnership with the BBC and working with innovative learning structures via shared online delivery.

She is currently the Chair of the Quality and Standards Board of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and a Trustee and Board Member of the Institute.

Ms Jocelyn Wyburd

Member of Trust Board

Jocelyn Wyburd is a graduate of Italian and French from the University of Cambridge. Her international and multilingual career has variously spanned the public, private and third sectors. A trained teacher of Italian, French and German, whose Master's degree focussed on new technologies in language teaching and learning, Jocelyn has spent the last 30 years in post-compulsory education sectors, principally in the management of university language centres. In her current role as Director of the Language Centre at the University of Cambridge, and her previous similar role at Manchester, Jocelyn has been responsible for the delivery of programmes of language teaching in a wide variety of languages for academic, professional/employability and personal reasons and in developing and delivering support for autonomous and peer-facilitated learning. Jocelyn also has a strong track record of engagement in outreach to promote language learning in schools, alongside promoting multilingualism in university students to support their development into 'global graduates'. She is a former Chair of the University Council of Modern Languages which represents all language-based disciplines in the UK university sector and of the National Advisory Board for the former university-school outreach programme: Routes into Languages. She is a Council member, and thus a Trustee, of the University of Cambridge.

Mr Nick MAIR

Member of Trust Board

Nick Mair is Director of Languages at Dulwich College, former chair of ISMLA and Vice Chair of ALL-London. He has experience of teaching languages using popular science tasks in a range of institutions and has voiced teachers’ concerns about the A* / severe / unpredictable grading issues in ML examinations. His is involved with the NML SCITT (training of language teachers). He is a competent paraglider pilot, a keen guerrilla gardener and an incompetent learner of Mandarin Chinese.

This external board monitors the exams and advises on quality issues, new units and qualifications.
Member Role
Ms Anne STEVENS Chair
Mrs Claudia LINDNER


Member of Board
Mr Hugh Morgan


Member of Board
Anette Schroeder-Rossell Member of Board
Ms Silvia COLAIACOMO Member of Board