Leadership

Unity Howard

Director
Sophie Harrison-Byrne

Sophie Harrison-Byrne

Director of Programmes (maternity leave)
Dan Howells

Dan Howells

Interim Director of Programmes

Alison Mugunthan

Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Free Schools Programme Directorate

NSN's team of Advisers provide personal support to pre-open free schools through NSN's Delivery Programme. The Free Schools Programme Directorate also supports all open free schools by providing advice, training and networking opportunities.
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Hannah Jackson

Head of School Programmes
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Tim Johnson

Programmes Manager, Delivery Services
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Tom Orr

Senior Adviser
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Alexandra Osborn

Senior Adviser
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Sarah Wilson

Adviser

Hajira Liaquat

Adviser

External Relations

Our External Relations team encourage groups to consider opening a free school; they also raise the profile and support for the free school programme. Potential groups are identified through data analysis; completing in-depth research; building relationships with different organisations, such as universities and youth organisations; running social media campaigns targeted at existing school leaders; organising events; fundraising.

Samuel Skerritt

Head of Content and Communications

Graeme Jackson

Events Manager
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Elliot Clark-James

External Relations Officer

Development

Sam Fitzpatrick

Head of Development and Partnerships

Administrative

Sally Bohemia

Executive Assistant to the Director

Annabel May

Office Administrator
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Fallon Wilson

Office Assistant

Ambassadors

Academy Ambassadors is a not-for-profit programme matching business leaders and professionals with multi-academy trusts looking to strengthen their boards. Find out more about Academy Ambassadors here.
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Emma Gregory

Head of the Academy Ambassadors Programme

David Ardill

Regional Manager (Manchester)

Melanie Carter

Regional Officer (Manchester)

Ben Bateson

Junior Recruiter
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Rhiannon Palmer

Recruiter