Key AAT spokespeople

Sarah Beale

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah was appointed to the role of CEO on 1 November 2021. Sarah studied and gained membership to AAT at the beginning of her working life, then qualified as a certified chartered accountant. Having held a number of finance-based roles, Sarah moved into more general management, occupying various roles including the management of customer service operations and for the last ten years in the executive positions of Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Director, and Chief Executive Officer. For the last 17 years, her career activity has been focused around helping talent from all backgrounds to secure rewarding careers and supporting the promotion and development of skills and qualifications.

Jannine Edgar

Chief Operating Officer

Jannine Edgar joined AAT in October 2018 as Director of Finance and Operations. A chartered accountant by training, Jannine holds an MBA and has a wide range of finance, operational and change management experience gained in various businesses both in the UK and internationally. She has overall responsibility for AAT’s finance, ICT, customer service, facilities and procurement management functions.

Adam Harper

Director of Professional Standards and Policy

Adam's main responsibilities include: the coordination and management of the AAT corporate strategy and business plan; leading the professional body standards, policies and compliance function; managing the definition of the objectives, priorities & targets for raising AATs profile (policy lobbying / review & consultations) to maintain the quality and status of AAT membership; and to represent views of the membership working in/and on behalf of UK business.

Olivia Hill

Director of Human Resources

Olivia Hill was appointed to the role of Director of Human Resources in November 2020. She has worked for AAT since 2008 and is responsible for our Reward and Benefits strategy, Training and Development, Employee Engagement and Recruitment and Retention.

Suzie Webb

Director of Education and Development

Suzie Webb has been Director of Education and Development at AAT since September 2011. Suzie leads the strategic development of AAT qualifications both in the UK and internationally, including expansion and delivery of AAT’s qualification portfolio and the further development of its online assessments and e-learning tools.

Andrew Williamson

Director of Marketing and Commercial

Andrew Williamson has been Director of Marketing and Commercial at AAT since August 2008. He is responsible for strategic marketing and brand development activities in four key areas of work: markets and products; communications; digital delivery and business development including international markets.