Nadia Starr

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Nadia Starr is the Chief Executive Officer of SAQA. She assumed this position from 1 December 2022 after having served as Executive: NQF Operations at SAQA since 2021.

Ms Starr has occupied various roles in the education and training sector since 2005. She has been an academic at a private Higher Education Institution, a Project Manager at a public TVET College and a Qualification Developer and Head of Quality Assurance at a Regulatory Authority. 

Ms Starr spent the last 10 years in Senior Management and Non-Executive Director roles in the public sector, working with education and training policy development, quality assurance and funding mechanisms. She has previously served as CEO of the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA).

Ms Starr holds a Bachelor and a Postgraduate Degree in Psychology from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and a Master of Education from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) along with several occupational certifications.

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