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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.

Elizabeth Brimble, Director of 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.

Bethan Holliday-Stacey: Director of Professional Development, Accreditation and Policy

Beth is responsible for:

  • The accreditation of professional programmes;
  • Functions undertaken on behalf of the Welsh Government such as the administration of funding / recording arrangements in relation to school teacher Induction and the delivery of a national e-portfolio for practitioners (the Professional Learning Passport);
  • Strategic planning and communications;
  • Policy development.

Beth joined the GTCW in 2000 and has worked as the Council’s Professional Development and Funding Manager from 2006 before moving to her current role.

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;
  • personnel matters including the development of personnel policies, staff training and development; and
  • corporate support

Lisa joined the Council in November 2018. Previously she had worked for the Office for National Statistics initially as the Head of Internal Audit then as the Head of Financial Planning. She was mainly involved with financial planning, budget monitoring and reporting.

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