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National executive

National executive is the governing body and managerial authority of NAHT that oversees the policy direction we take in between our annual conference and AGM each year.

It is made up of regional and education sector representatives to ensure there’s a champion for each type of member we serve. See who represents you on our national executive below.

Contact our democracy and governance team to learn more about the role, find out when we’re next holding elections for vacant positions and get in touch with our national executive.  

Regional representatives 

North East

  • Angi Gibson
  • Rachel Brannan

North West

  • Amanda Hulme
  •  Andy Mellor (NAHT’s vice president) 


  • Chris Knowles
  • Nigel Bailey

West Midlands

  • Bernadette Hunter
  • Michelle Sheehy
  • Ian Backhouse 

East Midlands

  • Sally Bates
  • Sally Hamson


  • Tim Bowen
  • Tony Draper
  • Peter Malcolm 

South West

  • Paul Gosling
  • Julie Simpson

South East

  • Kim Johnson (NAHT’s immediate past president)
  • Anne Cox 

South Central

  • Richard Blofeld
  • Marijke Miles

Greater London

  • Patrick Foley
  • Chris Hill
  • Kevin Baskill 


  • Mari Gaskell
  • Ruth Davies

Northern Ireland

  • Clare Majury
  • Colm Davis 


  • Judith Stott (NAHT’s treasurer)

Sector representatives 

Early years

  • Judy Shaw


  • Anne Lyons (NAHT’s president)
  • Lorie Dickson 


  • Rob Campbell
  • Stuart Beck


  • Tony Newman
  • Paul Williams 

Deputy and assistant heads

  • Bev Sheppard
  • Adam Robbins

School business leaders

  • Rachel Younger