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 COO


Jenny Jarvis<

Jenny Jarvis

Chief Operating Officer

Jenny Jarvis joined the 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 its work across […]


Meet our directors


Alison Morris<

Alison Morris

Executive Director of Programmes
Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE<

Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE

Associate Director - Leadership
Mark Brooks<

Mark Brooks

Director of Communications and Marketing
Martin Reid<

Martin Reid

Director of SET
Paul Kessell-Holland<

Paul Kessell-Holland

Director of Insights

Meet our Heads of Programmes


Dr Catherine Manning<

Dr Catherine Manning

Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Cerian Ayres<

Cerian Ayres

Head of Technical Education
Charlynne Pullen<

Charlynne Pullen

Head of Data and Evaluation
Gina Hobson<

Gina Hobson

Head of CEO's Office
Howard Pilott<

Howard Pilott

Head of ITE Development and Advice
Imke Djouadj<

Imke Djouadj

Head of Maths and English
Mark Wright<

Mark Wright

Head of Leadership Development
Sam Antill<

Sam Antill

Head of Centres for Excellence in Maths
Sam Dilliway-Davies<

Sam Dilliway-Davies

Head of T Level Professional Development
Teresa Carroll<

Teresa Carroll

Head of Wellbeing & Social Inclusion
Vikki Liogier<

Vikki Liogier

Head of Learning Technologies