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The senior management team works with the Council when developing strategy for the Education Workforce Council. They are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organisation and provides corporate leadership.

Hayden Llewellyn, Chief Executive

As 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 the Welsh Government. As Accounting Officer, he is charged with ensuring that the Council offers value for money to registrants and uses its resources efficiently.

Julia Evans, Deputy Chief Executive (Finance, HR and Corporate Services)

Julia is responsible for:

  • financial planning, monitoring and reporting;
  • all financial governance matters, including the audit function;
  • personnel matters including the development of personnel policies, staff training and development; and
  • corporate support

Julia joined the Council in 2004. Previously she had worked for the National Audit Office, joining as a graduate trainee, and completing her CIPFA training following a transfer to NAO (Wales) offices. She was mainly involved with the audit of financial accounts.

Elizabeth Brimble, Deputy Chief Executive (Qualifications, Registration, and Fitness to Practise)

Liz is responsible for leading the operational functions of the Council and is accountable for the overall delivery, development and performance in the following areas:

  • maintenance and development of the Register of Education Practitioners in Wales including statistical reporting;
  • fitness to practise and the investigation and hearing of cases referred to the Council;
  • grant funded work from the Welsh Government including the administration of the funding, tracking and recording arrangements in respect of the professional development of newly qualified teachers and the administration of the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

With previous experience mainly from financial services and the police service, Liz joined the GTCW in 2003 as the Qualification and Registration Manager before moving to her current role.

Karen Evans, Policy, Planning, and Communications Manager

Karen is responsible for leading the following activities:

  • developing policy and advice;
  • communications
  • strategic planning and performance monitoring;
  • research;
  • equality and diversity;
  • Welsh Language Standards.

Karen has been a teacher in schools and further education. She has also worked in Higher Education and is a school governor.


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