We are funded by all four UK higher education funding bodies. In this section of the website we set out activities devised specifically for universities and higher education colleges in the devolved administrations.
Our work in:
Programme Director and Associate Director, Scotland
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Ginnie is the Programme Director for key Leadership Foundation open programmes, Senior Strategic Leadership, Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Departments and Introduction to Head of Department. She acts as co director for Scotland and represents the Leadership Foundation on a number of UK-wide committees, and has provided in-house consultancy on a range of topics for a number of HEIs. She is also qualified to administer a number of diagnostic tools (including the Transformational Leadership Questionnaire, TLQ) which are key components of many programmes.
Ginnie joined the Leadership Foundation in 2007 following nine years as Director of Training and Development at the University of Stirling. Having previously worked at the University of Aberdeen and in the financial services sector, Ginnie is well-versed in the nuances of the Scottish higher educational sector and accustomed to working across diverse organisations at all levels. Whilst her professional interests are leadership and management development, her various roles have covered diversity and equal opportunities, organisation development and the implementation and management of change.
Associate Director Scotland
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Jean Chandler joined the Leadership Foundation as Associate Director, Scotland in August 2012, with a wealth of experience in leadership and management in higher education. Her most recent appointment was as deputy director of HR (staff and organisational development) at the University of Glasgow, where she was responsible for the strategic leadership and management development of senior academics and directors of professional services.
Jean has significant experience of leading and developing bespoke programmes in learning and organisational development and is passionate about leadership and management development in the sector. She has extensive experience of using different development tools to help groups and individuals gain and share their knowledge and learning in a practical and supportive way. Jean is also keen that people enjoy learning in a creative and supportive environment, with an element of fun, to ensure people get the best out of each session.
Committed to her own professional development as well as others’, Jean has a master’s in management and leadership learning (MAMLL) and is a chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is also working towards a level 7 executive coaching qualification accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and is accredited to deliver Myers-Briggs personality profiling.
Project Administrator, Scotland
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Jill Powlett-Brown joined the Leadership Foundation following her retirement from Universities Scotland. Her remit is to assist Ginnie and Jean in Scotland.
Associate Director Wales
Louise has a wealth of experience of the higher education sector in Wales where she has worked for over 15 years. She has worked with the Welsh Government to undertake a study on how the government might work with Welsh universities to increase the levels of Research Council income. The outcomes of the study formed the basis for a ministerial approved report which has impacted on policy. Prior to this she was also involved in the establishment and delivery of the National Science Academy for Wales.
Louise originally trained as a scientist, before moving into management, her research focused on freezing oocytes from patients whose fertility is threatened by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. She now uses her own experience of being a research active academic to help others fulfill their potential. She regularly contributes to cross institutional development events such as the Effective Researcher and the award winning Welsh Crucible Programme.
As Associate Director for Wales, Louise will liaise with all the universities and higher education colleges there, developing programmes, events, and leadership development initiatives that support and complement individual institutions strategies and needs and the national Welsh higher education agenda.
Mae gan Louise doreth o brofiad o sector addysg uwch Cymru lle mae’n gweithio ers dros bymtheng mlynedd. Mae wedi cydweithio â Llywodraeth Cymru i gynnal astudiaeth ar sut y gallai’r llywodraeth gydweithio â phrifysgolion Cymru i gynyddu lefelau’r incwm o’r Cynghorau Ymchwil. Deilliannau’r astudiaeth hon oedd y sylfaen i adroddiad a gymeradwywyd gan y gweinidogion ac sydd wedi effeithio ar bolisïau. Cyn hynny, bu hefyd yn rhan o sefydlu a chyflwyno Academi Wyddoniaeth Genedlaethol Cymru.
Cafodd Louise ei hyfforddi fel gwyddonydd yn wreiddiol, cyn symud i mewn i reoli, ac roedd ei gwaith ymchwil yn canolbwyntio ar rewi öosytau cleifion y mae eu ffrwythlondeb o dan fygythiad oherwydd cemotherapi neu radiotherapi. Mae hi erbyn hyn yn defnyddio’i phrofiad ei hun o fod yn academydd a oedd yn weithgar mewn ymchwil i helpu eraill i wireddu eu potensial. Mae’n cyfrannu’n rheolaidd at ddigwyddiadau datblygu ar draws sefydliadau megis yr Ymchwilydd Effeithiol a rhaglen arobryn Crwsibl Cymru.
Yn rhinwedd ei swydd fel Cyfarwyddwr Cyswllt Cymru, bydd Louise yn cydgysylltu â holl brifysgolion a cholegau addysg uwch Cymru, gan ddatblygu rhaglenni, digwyddiadau, a mentrau datblygu arweinyddiaeth sy’n cefnogi ac yn cydategu strategaethau ac anghenion y sefydliadau unigol ac agenda cenedlaethol addysg uwch yng Nghymru.