Our People

ASCL is proudly run by members for members. The Presidential Team are serving school leaders elected to represent members. Alongside Council and Executive they have a close partnership with ASCL Leadership Group who manage the running of the Association.

We are also proud to represent school and college leaders from right across the UK: ASCL Cymru and ASCL Northern Ireland deliver dedicated representation services to members working in each country. We also work in partnership with Scottish Leaders Scotland (SLS), and directly in partnership with governments and education bodies in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.  

Our Policy Specialist Team are national experts in their field as well as being former school leaders themselves. They have a dual role in supporting members and influencing policy.

Our Member Support Team provide dedicate and individual support to members through our hotline, regional and local officers and our legal team.

Presidential Team

Presidential Team
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Richard Sheriff

ASCL President 2020-2021, Executive Headteacher and CEO of Red Kite Alliance

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Rachael Warwick

ASCL Immediate Past President 2020-2021 and Executive Headteacher, Ridgeway Education Trust

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Pepe Di'lasio

Vice President 2020-21 and Headteacher at Wales High School

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Leadership Group

Leadership Group
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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Julie McCulloch

Director of Policy

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Richard Tanton

Director of Member Support

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Steve Kind

Director of Finance and Operations

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Annette Wade

Director of Marketing and Membership

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Kcarrie Valentine

Director of ASCL Professional Development Services

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Richard Bettsworth

Director of Public Affairs

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Policy Specialist Team

Policy Specialist Team
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Duncan Baldwin

Deputy Director of Policy

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Sara Ford

Deputy Director of Policy: Conditions and Employment

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Julia Harnden

Funding Specialist

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Hayley Dunn

Business Leadership Specialist

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Kevin Gilmartin

Post-16 and Colleges Specialist

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Tiffnie Harris

Primary Specialist

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Louise Hatswell

Conditions of Employment Specialist: Pay

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Tom Middlehurst

Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

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Margaret Mulholland

SEND and Inclusion Specialist

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Dr Anne Murdoch OBE

Senior Advisor, College Leadership

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Rob Robson

ASCL Trust Leadership Consultant

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Barbara Stanley

Independent Schools Consultant

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Jacques Szemalikowski

Conditions of Employment Specialist: Pensions

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Member Support Team

Member Support Team
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Sarah Linden

Senior Solicitor

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Mike Smith

Deputy Director of Member Support

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Rachel Bertenshaw

Deputy Director of Member Support: Hotline Leader

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Regional Officers

Regional Officers
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Terry Allcott

Regional Officer | East Midlands

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Nicholas Binder

Regional Officer | East of England

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Julia Campbell

Regional Officer | South East

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John Fryett

Regional Officer | Wales

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Phil Hart

Regional Officer | North West

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Christian Markham

Regional Officer | West Midlands

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Vicki Mawson

Regional Officer | North East

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Judy McBlain

Regional Officer | South West

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Mo Sabur

Regional Officer | London

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Mark Sutton

Regional Officer | Yorkshire and Humber

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