Rebecca is regional co-ordinator for the South-East and Eastern regions of England and a member of the delivery team for Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership and Aurora. She has also undertaken a number of projects for the LF, including writing one of the Management Development Resources (Caught in the Middle, 2015).
Rebecca has particular interests in equality and diversity issues and in academic leadership. Her first degree is in English Literature. She has an MBA from the Open University, is a chartered fellow of the CIPD, and is qualified in the use of the personality preference tools Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Team Management Profile for individual and team development. She was a member of the Leadership Foundation working group on succession management, which in 2006 published guides and case studies, and in 2011 wrote updates of this work as part of a Small Development Project.
Within the regional co-ordinator role she organises free regional events - including a network of those leading change in their institutions across the two regions - and tries to keep in touch with as many colleagues as possible. Rebecca also works as a freelance consultant for clients within the higher education and charitable sectors. More information about Rebecca and her work can be found at www.learning-for-good.co.uk
Judy has worked for the Leadership Foundation since 2011. As Regional Coordinator for the East Midlands and the West Midlands, her role is to work with institutions to ensure that they receive maximum benefit from their membership and related opportunities. The role involves dialogue, partnership and collaboration between institutions and the Leadership Foundation.
Judy also teaches, supervises and examines postgraduate students at the European College of Business and Management, in London. Her area of research interest is the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). She has published widely in this field; most recently, ‘The Handbook of RPL: From research to practice’ jointly edited with Christine Wihak and Joy Van Kleef, published by NIACE in 2014.
She has twenty years experience in education and has worked in universities in the UK, South Africa and Canada. She gained her Ph.D from the Open University in 2005.
Lesly is responsible for ensuring the continued value of Leadership Foundation membership. She works across the organisation, with our network of national and regional coordinators and with our 150 member institutions, to ensure delivery of high quality membership benefits and services. Lesly also works with sector partners to promote the value of leadership development. She leads on investments for members such as the Small Development Projects and Innovation and Transformation Fund and is editor of our termly magazine, Engage. A doctor of education, Lesly has 30 years’ experience in higher education roles spanning staff development, digital technologies, teaching and research.
Associate Director Scotland
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Jean joined the Leadership Foundation in August 2012 with a range of experience in leadership and management development design, delivery and facilitation. Jean’s early career was in NHS Scotland, prior to moving into human resources management, latterly as head of staff and organisational development at Glasgow University. Jean has experience of using different development tools to help groups and individuals and is accredited to deliver Myers-Briggs personality profiling. Jean is also a qualified Institute of Leadership and Management level 7 executive coach, coaching within and outside higher education. She is interested in the use of coaching within teams and how this can help improve performance.
Associate Director Wales
Louise liaises with all the Welsh universities and higher education colleges, developing programmes, events and leadership development initiatives that support and complement institutions' strategies and needs and the national Welsh higher education agenda. Louise works closely with the governing bodies of Welsh universities to ensure that the development days provided by the Leadership Foundation are tailored to meet the needs of the sector. She is also works with WHESDN, the staff developer network in Wales, to deliver the annual conference for the sector.
MASHEIN Project Director
Becky Bull commenced her career working in higher education as an Editorial Assistant for the Regional Studies Journal whilst following part-time postgraduate study at the University of Sussex. She joined the Management of Small Higher Education Institutions Network (MASHEIN) Project, a Hefce funded project based at Bishop Grosseteste University College, in 2002 as the Project Officer. In this role she explored the distinctiveness of small institutions, their management and leadership, and models of collaboration and partnership. She disseminated the findings in a project report submitted to Hefce. In 2003, with other members of the MASHEIN team, she successfully secured follow-on funding from Hefce to identify the feasibility of a joint staff development project for small institutions. Following the success of this project, the MASHEIN team made a successful bid for continued funding to the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Becky’s role was re-designated as MASHEIN Project Manager in 2007 and MASHEIN Project Director in 2014, reflecting her increased responsibilities arising from the development of the MASHEIN network and the expansion of its programmes and activities.
From January to May 2007 Becky was seconded to GuildHE on a part-time basis as a Policy Support Officer with responsibility for the areas of Employer Engagement and the United Kingdom Arts and Design Institutions Association (UKADIA). Within her own institution she served on the Research Group from 2003 – 2009 and the Research Ethics Group from 2008 - 2009. She has been a member of the Leadership Foundation’s Membership Advisory Group since 2008.
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