Tony Millns is the Chief Executive of English UK, the national association for accredited English language providers in the UK. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Association Management, Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Directors, the Chartered Management Institute and the Tourism Society. In 2001 he was admitted as a Chartered Director and in 2002 he became a Chartered Marketer. Previous roles include Director of Communications, Marketing and PR for Cambridgeshire County Council (1981-84), the University of London (1984-91) and the Association of County Councils (1991-93). In 1993 he became Assistant Chief Executive of the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (SCAA), where over the next four years he was the only person other than Ron Dearing himself to work on all three of the Dearing reviews - the review of the National Curriculum and national tests (1993-95), the review of post-16 qualifications including A levels and GNVQs (1995-96), and the review of higher education (1996-97) which led to the proposal to introduce student fees. In 1997, on the merger of SCAA with the National Council for Vocational Qualifications, he became Assistant Chief Executive of the new body, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. In late 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive of the Association of Recognised English Language Services (ARELS) Ltd. In 2004, when ARELS and the British Association of State English Language Teaching (BASELT) joined forces to create English UK, he became the first Chief Executive.
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