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NAHT  president, Ruth Davies

Ruth Davies is currently serving as president of NAHT Cymru, the second time in this role.

Ruth embarked on her teaching career in 1986. Following this, she worked for a local authority's education advisory service for four years as part of its literacy team.

However, her heart has always remained in school based practice and she returned to this setting shortly before taking up headship at Waunarlwydd Primary School in Swansea where she has now been since 2002.

Ruth is a peer inspector for ESTYN and has served on UNICEF’s standards committee since 2016.
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NAHT past president,  Judy Shaw

Judy Shaw is head teacher at Tuel Lane Infant School in West Yorkshire. She has been a member of NAHT since 2005 and became NAHT president in May 2019.



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NAHT vice president, Tim Bowen

Tim Bowen is head teacher at Maple Primary School, St Albans. He has been a member of NAHT since 1996 and a member of National Executive sincce 2013.  He is also branch secretary of Hertfordshire branch and president of Eastern region.

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Judith Stott

NAHT national treasurer,  Judith Stott

Judith Stott is head teacher at Old Trafford Primary School, Manchester and has been a member of NAHT since 1995. She became NAHT national treasurer in 2016.





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Paul Whiteman

NAHT general secretary, Paul Whiteman

Paul Whiteman took up the role of general secretary of NAHT in September 2017, bringing with him a wealth of trade union knowledge, as well as hands-on experience of the vast range of challenges faced by school leaders. Paul joined NAHT in 2012 as director of representation and advice, with overall responsibility for the directorate that provides advice to members on management, legal and employment issues.

Having started out in retail banking, Paul soon got involved in the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union. His enthusiasm for trade unionism grew, and between 2002 and 2012, he held the position of national officer for the FDA civil service trade union.  

Born in Croydon, Paul was educated at John Ruskin High School in Croydon. He completed an MA in industrial relations and employment law at Keele University in 2000.