Our Leadership Team


Our CEO


David Russell MA, PGCE

David Russell MA, PGCE

CEO, The Education and Training Foundation

David was appointed as the first permanent Chief Executive of the ETF in January 2014. He has grown the ETF from start-up to become a trusted, effective improvement agency working with Government and the FE sector to support quality and standards. He previously served in the Department for Education under Labour and then the Conservative/Lib-Dem […]


Our Deputy CEO


Jenny Jarvis

Jenny Jarvis

Deputy CEO

Jenny Jarvis joined the Education and Training Foundation from Rehab JobFit, where she was Managing Director of the third sector-led partnership of the Rehab Group and Interserve which delivers training, support and employability services across the UK. Her strong senior experience supports the delivery of the charity’s operational programmes and organisational development as well supporting […]


Meet our Directors


Alison Morris

Alison Morris

Director of Operations
Gina Hobson PhD

Gina Hobson PhD

Governance Director
Jeff Greenidge

Jeff Greenidge

Director for Diversity
Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey

Director of Business Strategy
Mark Wright

Mark Wright

Director of Development and Evidence
Tim Bevans

Tim Bevans

Director of Regional Engagement
Martin Reid

Martin Reid

Director of Professionalism and Customer Experience
Vikki Smith

Vikki Smith

Director of Design and Development

Meet our Heads of Departments


Andrew Dowell

Andrew Dowell

Head of Professional Status and Standards
Darren Kirwin

Darren Kirwin

Head of Quality Assurance
Steve Pardoe

Steve Pardoe

Head of Centres for Excellence in Mathematics (CfEM)
Kathryn Langford

Kathryn Langford

Lead CPD Trainer
Stuart March (he/him)

Stuart March (he/him)

Head of Information Management and Technology
Sarah Leonard

Sarah Leonard

Head of HR
Victoria Coss

Victoria Coss

Head of Marketing
Mike Morgan-Giles

Mike Morgan-Giles

Head of Communications
Jane Galbraith

Jane Galbraith

Head of Membership
Claire Nicholson-Clinch

Claire Nicholson-Clinch

Regional Head of Engagement - South West and Midlands
Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey

Regional Head of Engagement - South East, East and London
Kate Kibler

Kate Kibler

Head of Regional Engagement - North

Meet our Heads of Design and Delivery


Charlotte Bonner

Charlotte Bonner

National Head of Education for Sustainable Development
Dr Philida Schellekens

Dr Philida Schellekens

National Head of English and ESOL
Fiona Chalk

Fiona Chalk

National Head of Governance Development
Dr Catherine Manning

Dr Catherine Manning

National Head of Mentoring and Practitioner Research
Howard Pilott

Howard Pilott

National Head of Initial Teacher Education
Cerian Ayres

Cerian Ayres

National Head of Technical Education
Isabelle King

Isabelle King

National Head of Safeguarding and Prevent
Janet Clark

Janet Clark

National Head of Leadership Development
Julie Baxter

Julie Baxter

National Head of Maths
Linsey Taylor

Linsey Taylor

National Head of Online Learning
Paul Kessell-Holland

Paul Kessell-Holland

Head of Curriculum Design Projects
Teresa Carroll

Teresa Carroll

National Head of Inclusion
Vikki Liogier

Vikki Liogier

National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills

Meet our Heads of Performance Management


Shereen Sameresinghe

Shereen Sameresinghe

National Head of Performance Management
Sam Antill

Sam Antill

National Head of Performance Management