Dr Cloud Bai-Yun is our Chief Executive. Dr Bai-Yun joined UK NARIC in 1997 to effect the initial Ministerial brief to create and implement the UK NARIC services on behalf of the UK’s Government. Under Dr Bai-Yun’s dynamic and pioneering leadership, UK NARIC has been transformed from a low profile, loss-making operation to an internationally recognised and respected leading public service provider. Her career history also included designing and developing the National Reference Point for Vocational Qualifications (NRP) since its inception in 2001; the National Europass Centre (UK NEC) since 2005; the National Contact Point on Professional Qualifications (UK NCP) from 2008, and the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) Centre for England in more recent years.
Dr Bai-Yun was the driving force and creator of the first ever comprehensive database of its kind, the UK’s Crown copyright databank, International Comparisons. She was also the designer of the UK NARIC Band Framework, a prized intellectual property of the Crown. The unique International Qualifications Convertor for the US and the invaluable Bridge for the Oil and Gas Industry were the brainchild of Dr Bai-Yun
Over the past few years, Dr Bai-Yun has developed and pursued professional interests in the global market for education, skills and international mobility, having served as an elected Board member of the EU NARIC network and wider international community. Internationally, she has been a key mover in taking forward major initiatives in international qualification and standards in key regions worldwide. Dr Bai-Yun has played an active role in the ASEM Education Process, a major contribution to enhancing cross-regional cooperation. She is also the elected Vice President for Standards of TAICEP, the Association of International Credential Evaluation Professionals; the Honorary President of the Sino-Britain Skills Cooperation Development Alliance.
At the personal level, Dr Bai-Yun has a high level of proficiency in a number of languages. Her original research was in Slavonic Studies and Linguistics, having gained a doctorate in 1997 at the University of Leeds. She also holds professional qualifications in IT, Computing and Business Management.