Karen Riley is the Deputy Director for Apprenticeship Quality in the Education and Skills Funding Agency. She leads a team responsible for a number of policy and delivery areas including Apprenticeship Assessment, Provider Market Strategy, Apprenticeship Quality Strategy and Apprenticeship content. Karen has been in the role for less than a year having previously been a Territorial Director for the ESFA Further Education Directorate since 2010. Prior to joining the LSC, Karen worked for a training provider for several years and was a Director of a SME printing business in the Midlands. She lives in a small village in Leicestershire close to Melton Mowbray with her husband, daughter and 4 noisy dogs.