The Board of the National Academy for Educational Leadership is delighted to announce that Mrs Tegwen Ellis has been appointed to be its new Chief Executive.  Mrs Ellis is currently the Assistant Director for Leadership Development and Quality Assurance at the Leadership Academy and was previously the headteacher at Ysgol Cynwyd Sant in Maesteg.

Dr Sue Davies, Chair of the Board, said ‘I am delighted that Mrs Ellis has been appointed.  The Board and I look forward to working with her as together we take the Leadership Academy forward on the next stage of its exciting development.’

Education Minister Kirsty Williams said ‘I would like to welcome Tegwen Ellis to the role of CEO in the National Academy for Educational Leadership.  She brings with her a breadth of knowledge and has been instrumental in the development of the Leadership Academy to date.  I am sure Tegwen will help steer the Academy forward, supporting practitioners to develop their leadership skills to help make Wales the best place to be an educational leader.

‘I would also like to thank Huw Foster Evans for the commitment and dedication he has shown over the past 20 months. He helped establish the Academy and has provided support to so many in the first year of operation.’

Mrs Ellis said ‘I am proud and privileged to have been given this wonderful opportunity to lead such an important part of the evolving education landscape in Wales.  I look forward to working together with everyone who has a role to play in making Wales an even more exciting place to be an educational leader.’

Mrs Ellis will formally take up her new role on 1 April 2020.