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 […]


Meet our directors


Alison Morris

Alison Morris

Director - Sector Development
Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips

Director - Professional Development
Helen Pettifor

Helen Pettifor

Associate Director - Professional Standards and Workforce Development
Jenny Jarvis

Jenny Jarvis

Chief Operating Officer
John Sills

John Sills

Director - Finance and Resources
Neil Bates

Neil Bates

Associate Director - Technical Education Reforms and T Levels
Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE

Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE

Associate Director - Leadership
Tim Weiss

Tim Weiss

Director - Business Development, Membership and Communications

Meet some of the Foundation staff


Charlynne Pullen

Charlynne Pullen

Head of Data and Evaluation
Esteleta Wilson

Esteleta Wilson

Head of People
Howard Pilott

Howard Pilott

Head of ITE Development and Advice
Gina Hobson

Gina Hobson

Head of CEO's Office
Imke Djouadj

Imke Djouadj

Head of Maths and English
Julie Gibbings

Julie Gibbings

Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks

Head of Communications and Marketing
Mike Harwood

Mike Harwood

Head of Leadership and Management
Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan

Head of Membership and Digital
Paul Kessell-Holland

Paul Kessell-Holland

Head of Partnerships
Teresa Carroll

Teresa Carroll

Head of Wellbeing & Social Inclusion
Tricia Odell

Tricia Odell

Head of QTLS
Vikki Liogier

Vikki Liogier

Head of Learning Technologies