Meet the team

Managing Director – Dennis Fretwell

Dennis is an experienced professional in the qualifications field, following a successful career in the Fire and Rescue Service as Assistant Chief Fire Officer in the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Dennis became a Project Manager for statutory examinations at the Home Office and then an External Verifier in a wide range of specialist subject at Colleges, Universities and with major employers. Dennis was also the subject specialist for uniformed public services at OCR prior to establishing QA Associates. His main interests are playing golf, as well as being an ardent follower of Nottingham Forest Football Club.

Director – Joanne Waddoups

Joanne has considerable experience in customer facing environments in banking as well as Management roles within retail environments. Joanne joined QA Associates in 2009 as an administrator dealing with the registration and certification of learners.

In 2010 Joanne became responsible for overseeing the accounts and in 2014 became Company Secretary and Director. Joanne enjoys walking her dog Harvey, spending time with her Daughter and weekly Pilates classes.

Examinations Manager – Denise Bostock

Denise had a long career working as an Executive Secretary before obtaining a Certificate in Personal Practice and moving into a Human Resources environment.

Denise joined QA in October 2014 as an Administrator and is now currently settling in to her new role as Examinations Manager.

Denise’s passion in life is travelling and gastronomy, her favourite destination is currently Cape Town with her fourth visit pending. Good food and good wine are also high on her agenda.