The senior management team works with the Council to develop the Education Workforce Council’s (EWC) strategy. They are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organisation and provide corporate leadership.
Hayden Llewellyn, Chief Executive
Hayden is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the EWC, operating in line with its statutory responsibilities set out in the Education (Wales) Act 2014.
He is committed to working with registrants and key stakeholders, including learners, parents/guardians, trade unions/associations, employers, and Welsh Government.
As Accounting Officer, he is charged with ensuring that the EWC offers value for money to registrants and uses its resources efficiently.
Hayden joined the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) at its inception in 2000, working initially as Deputy Chief Executive, before assuming the role of Chief Executive of the EWC in 2014.
David Browne, Director of Regulation
David is responsible for maintaining and developing the Register of Education Practitioners in Wales. He is also responsible for our fitness to practise function, and investigating and hearing cases referred to the EWC, as well as data analysis, reporting, and data governance.
David joined the EWC in November 2020, working initially as Head of Fitness to Practice, until moving to his current post in September 2023. David’s previous role was as a senior trade union official with a teaching union.
Bethan Holliday-Stacey, Director of Professional Development, Accreditation and Policy
Bethan is responsible for accreditation of professional programmes and promotion of careers in the education profession, professional development, strategic planning and communications, and policy development.
Bethan joined the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) in 2000, and worked as the Professional Development and Funding Manager from 2006, before moving to her current role in 2018.
Lisa Winstone, Director of Finance and Corporate Services
Lisa is responsible for financial planning, monitoring, and reporting, all financial governance matters, including the audit function, human resources, and corporate support and information systems.
Lisa joined the EWC in 2018 following her previous role as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at the Office for National Statistics.