Our Leadership Team


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 […]


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

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 Curriculum
Martin Reid<

Martin Reid

Director of SET and Professional Status
Mike Harvey<

Mike Harvey

Director of Business Strategy

Meet our Heads of Programmes

Andrew Dowell<

Andrew Dowell

Head of Professional Status
Dr Catherine Manning<

Dr Catherine Manning

National Head of Practitioner Research and Development
Cerian Ayres<

Cerian Ayres

National Head of Technical Education
Charlynne Pullen<

Charlynne Pullen

Head of Research and Evaluation
Howard Pilott<

Howard Pilott

National Head of Initial Teacher Education
Imke Djouadj<

Imke Djouadj

National Head of Maths, English and ESOL
Paul Kessell-Holland<

Paul Kessell-Holland

National Head of Higher Level Education
Sam Antill<

Sam Antill

National Head of Performance Management
Sam Dilliway-Davies<

Sam Dilliway-Davies

National Head of Performance Management
Teresa Carroll<

Teresa Carroll

National Head of Inclusion
Tim Bevans<

Tim Bevans

Head of Regional Engagement
Vikki Liogier<

Vikki Liogier

National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills