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Ben Sowter
Senior Vice President (QS) and Management Director (QSIU)
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Ben Sowter leads the QS Intelligence Unit who are fully responsible for the operational management of all major QS research projects including the QS World University Rankings, the QS World University Rankings by Subject and all the regional university rankings compiled by QS as well as the research reports on business education.

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Leigh Kamolins
Head of Evaluation
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Leigh Kamolins is Head of Evaluation at QS. He is responsible for the organization’s catalogue of rankings including the QS World University Rankings and the QS Stars university rating system. He has a background in performance evaluation, quality assurance and evaluation system design. Before joining QS, Leigh led a team at the UK Department for Education reporting on the performance of England’s biggest school reform program in 100 years. He also has previous experience in the public sector in Australia, designing anti-corruption and human rights monitoring frameworks. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Monash University in Australia which included a period of studying abroad at King’s College London.