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Monday 01 August, 2005


Directorate Change

01 August 2005

QA plc ("the Company")

Director Resignation

Further to the announcement of 24 March 2005, the Company confirms the
resignation of Robert Hough as a Director. His resignation is effective from the
end of his current period of appointment, 31 July 2005.

Dr Keith Burgess, Chairman, commented:

"Robert has made a significant contribution as Deputy Chairman of QA. The Board
has gained from his extensive experience and has valued his thorough analysis of
developments and opportunities. We are most grateful to Robert and wish him the
best for the future."

As a result of Robert Hough's resignation a number of offices that he held
passed today to other Directors. Dr Keith Burgess becomes chairman of the
Nominations Committee. Dr Wilfred Eaton becomes chairman of the Remuneration
Committee. David Hudd becomes Senior Independent Director, as defined by
provision A.3.3 of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance of July 2003. David
Hudd remains, in addition, chairman of the Audit Committee.

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For further information please contact:

QA plc                                                                                                               
020 7656 8495
John R Beaumont, CEO
Colin Gibson, Finance Director

About QA
QA improves client effectiveness with training and consulting solutions that 
solve problems, accelerate the transfer of skills and drive business 
performance. As the partner of choice for many of the FTSE100 companies and 
public sector organisations, QA is recognised as the UK's Number 1 public 
training company.

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