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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
  • Dame Nicola Stephenson

North West

  • Amanda Hulme
  •  Andy Mellor 
  • Simon Kidwell 


  • Chris Kirkham-Knowles
  • Nigel Bailey

West Midlands

  • Emily Proffitt
  • Michelle Sheehy

East Midlands

  • Sally Pearce 


  • Tim Bowen (NAHT's vice president)
  • Dawn Copping

South West

  • Paul Gosling
  • Julie Simpson

South East

  • James Field 
  • Anne Cox 

South Central

  • Paul Brown
  • Julie Kelly 

Greater London

  • Patrick Foley
  • Barry Read
  • Dave Woods 


  • Ruth Davies (NAHT's president)
  • Huw Jones 

Northern Ireland

  • Clare Majury
  • Jonny Gray  


  • Judith Stott (NAHT’s treasurer)

Sector representatives 

Early years

  • Judy Shaw (NAHT's immediate past president)


  • Graham Frost
  • Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson 


  • Stuart McLaughlin
  • Stuart Beck


  • Mark Dale-Emberton 
  • Marijke Miles

Deputy and assistant heads

  • Bev Sheppard
  • Adam Robbins

School business leaders

  • Rachel Younger