Learning head Saul Nassé to leave BBC after 24 years

BBC Learning controller Saul Nassé is to leave the corporation after nearly 24 years to join the English language arm of Cambridge Assessment.

Nassé, who was based with his unit at MediaCityUK, will take over as the chief executive of the body that oversees Cambridge University’s three exam boards on March 31.

Saul Nassé

Saul Nassé

Nassé, who replaced Liz Cleaver in 2009, oversaw the Learning unit’s move to Salford and the launch of iWonder, its online knowledge and learning tool.

He’s held numerous BBC posts throughout his career, including general manager of BBC Worldwide, head of religion & ethics and editor of Tomorrow’s World.

Simon Lebus, group chief executive of Cambridge Assessment, said: “Saul will bring a fresh perspective to the Group and I am confident he will help Cambridge English Language Assessment make the new digital world its own.”

Nasse, a Cambridge graduate who is also a governor of the University of Sunderland, said: “I am looking forward to joining an organisation which is renowned worldwide for its expertise and experience.

“I am a passionate believer in education. Digital is transforming the way people learn, making it a really exciting time to lead Cambridge English.”

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