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Rupert Crossland

Director of Audit and Compliance - Professional Assessment

Rupert joined Professional Assessment Limited (PAL) as Director of Audit and Compliance in 2018 following a successful 4 years as Head of Compliance at a large, national training provider. Before this, he was Head of Provider Financial Assurance with the (then) Skills Funding Agency and previously the Learning and Skills Council and Training and enterprise Council.
Consequently, Rupert has over 25 years of valuable ESFA audit experience and developed a strong professional network. Rupert has built a reputation for his robust but measured approach to funding compliance. His focus is supporting training providers to drive meaningful business improvements through their compliance activities.
Rupert leads a team of compliance experts to deliver a high-quality audit service to providers. He sits on the board of directors at PAL and played an important role in their achievement of Ofqual recognition in 2021 and leads their risk management and corporate governance.