Associate IQA & Consultant IFMQ

Richard Poole

Richard is the founding co-director of Idris Consulting Limited that specialises in higher education and strategic environmental services, bringing together over 40 years of operational, management and policy experience across both sectors. The Idris team has established working relationships with a network of associate consultants, each with current specialist insight to enhance any project, including regulatory affairs and professional bodies.

Richard’s own extensive experience includes the technical expectations of regulatory systems in the world of education especially initial due diligence and ongoing monitoring activity within training providers, colleges and universities. This has led to the development and implementation of internal quality systems in vocational colleges providing confidence of student learning environment and Ofqual regulated awarding organisations alike.

Whilst not a horse-man, he has a longstanding respect of horses, developed through witnessing the 2-way reverence between his Grandfather and team of heavy horses working the family farm in Wales. This has progressed with the heavy horse experience with The Working Horse Trust and Weald & Downland Living Museum and ad hoc support with various equine-based charities. He therefore recognises the innate power of these beautiful creatures and the benefit they have on our physical and mental wellbeing.