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


Adrien Laure

Adrien Laure

Director of Finance and Business Intelligence
Alison Morris

Alison Morris

Director of Delivery
Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE

Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE

Associate Director - Leadership
Gina Hobson PhD

Gina Hobson PhD

Governance Director
Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks

Director of Communications and Marketing
Mark Wright

Mark Wright

Director of Design and Development
Martin Reid

Martin Reid

Director of SET and Professional Status
Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey

Director of Business Strategy

Meet our Heads of Departments


Andrew Dowell

Andrew Dowell

Head of Professional Status
Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis

Head of HR
Tim Bevans

Tim Bevans

Head of Regional Engagement

Meet our Heads of Design and Delivery


Dr Catherine Manning

Dr Catherine Manning

National Head of Practitioner Research and Development
Cerian Ayres

Cerian Ayres

National Head of Technical Education
Howard Pilott

Howard Pilott

National Head of Initial Teacher Education
Isabelle King

Isabelle King

National Head of Safeguarding and Prevent
Linsey Taylor

Linsey Taylor

National Head of Online Learning
Paul Kessell-Holland

Paul Kessell-Holland

National Head of Higher Level Education
Shaun Hindle

Shaun Hindle

National Head of Leadership and Governance
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


Sam Antill

Sam Antill

National Head of Performance Management
Sam Dilliway-Davies, MA

Sam Dilliway-Davies, MA

National Head of Performance Management (T Levels)