The Team

Mott MacDonald has a dedicated team managing the NMC quality assurance programme. The team is made up of both technical and operational staff.

The core team consists of:


  Judith Porch - Director of Reviews

Judith has extensive experience of quality assurance (QA) processes at a strategic and operational level in health and social care; this includes working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and other external stakeholders. In the role of Director of Reviews, Judith leads the delivery of the NMC’s QA framework. The work focuses on protection of the public by assuring that NMC standards for nursing and midwifery education are met through the control of key risks and implementation of effective QA systems. Judith takes the lead role in overseeing approved educational institution (AEI) monitoring events, working closely with Amy Young in the operations team. She provides ad-hoc reporting to the NMC and provides strategic oversight in the delivery of the contract. She also has overall responsibility for the technical team.

Judith is a registered nurse and midwife, and has a recordable teaching qualification.


   Bernie Wallis - Deputy Director of Reviews

As the Deputy Director of Reviews, Bernie has overall responsibility for overseeing the QA of approval, endorsement and major modification reports. She provides guidance to reviewers and the associate professionals, Brenda and Peter, to ensure that report writing remains thorough, precise, consistent, and robust, meeting the NMC standards for nursing and midwifery education and ensuring protection of the public. Bernie is an active managing reviewer, undertaking several monitoring visits each year and observing a number of approval visits.

Bernie is a registered nurse. 


    Peter McAndrew - Associate Professional

Peter is an Associate Professional with Mott MacDonald. Alongside Bernie, Peter provides the technical QA of approval, endorsement and major modification reports. Liaising and providing feedback to reviewers to ensure the written reports are robust in meeting the NMC standards for nursing and midwifery education and thus meet the requirements that ensure protection of the public.


    Michelle McDaid - Senior Operations Manager

Michelle is the Senior Operations Manager for the Mott MacDonald NMC QA contract and has worked on the NMC project since 2012. Michelle manages the contract with the NMC and has overall responsibility for the Mott MacDonald operations team. Whilst most of the contact from the operations team comes from Paul Percival and Amy Young, Michelle is likely to be in touch if there are any queries over reviewer contracts or feedback from events.


Andrea Bacon - Project Manager 

Andrea is the Project Manager for the Mott MacDonald QA contract, supporting Michelle, the Operations Manager. Andrea is the first point of contact for Amy and Paul in the operations team. Her main responsibilities include providing an operational quality assurance of all approval and monitoring reports and providing the NMC with monthly operational reporting and invoicing. She works closely with both Amy and Paul to ensure all target deadlines for the NMC are met.


    Paul Percival- Project Officer

Paul is the main point of contact in the Mott MacDonald office and deals with enquiries from AEIs and reviewers, periodical AEI reporting, pre- and post-event queries, and support in using the QA portal. He is responsible for scheduling approval/major modification events and identifying the reviewers for each of these, preparing briefing packs for reviewers as well as ensuring all deadlines are met for the submission of approval reports.  

    Amy Young - Project Officer

Amy Young is the project officer for anything relating to monitoring events. Amy schedules all monitoring reviews and builds the teams; liaising with AEIs, managing reviewers and reviewers. She also prepares and sends contracts, books accommodation, announces the reviews to the AEI and prepares briefing packs for managing reviewers. Amy ensures that all reporting deadlines are met and answers any queries relating to monitoring. Recently Amy has become involved in the QA of approval reports.



You can contact an office team member by emailing or phoning our main enquiry line on 01223 463722. The office is open from 8am until 5.30pm.