Members of NSEAD Staff

Michele Gregson - General Secretary

Michele Gregson is General Secretary and CEO of the National Society for Education in Art and Design – the trade union, professional body and learned…

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Sophie Leach - Deputy General Secretary

As Deputy General Secretary at The National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) Sophie leads on policy and research.

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Ged Gast - Trade Union Case Worker

Ged has worked in education since the late 70’s, as a teacher and subject leader and as adviser, inspector and consultant. Ged has been a caseworker for…

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Seán Taylor - Principal Trade Union Case Worker

Seán has been an active Trade Unionist since 2001 when he first became a school rep and has held elected positions both locally, regionally and nationally.…

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Diane Quinn - Member Engagement and Programmes Officer

Diane's role is to provide members with the right support to become leaders of their own practice. Working with the NSEAD event and CPD programme, Diane…

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Patricia Latorre - Digital and Communications Manager

Patricia's role is to promote NSEAD and its mission to art educators and the wider education community, both on and offline.

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Rayvenn Shaleigha D'Clark - Big Landscape Project Manager

Rayvenn Shaleigha D'Clark is currently contributing to the development of The Big Landscape toolkit and guidance materials.

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Pat Burnell - NSEAD Administrator

Pat has been with NSEAD since 1997 and is one of two office staff that can help you with your general and membership enquiries.

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Chloe Rowles - NSEAD Administrator

Chloe has been with NSEAD since 2016, and takes care of finance and membership.

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Council 2023

General Council

  • Andy Ash (Higher Education) Vice President 2023-25
  • Frances Akinde (SEND/Cross Phase)
  • Juliet Alcarez (Secondary)
  • Professor Ron George (HE)
  • Fiona Donnelly (Secondary/NI)
  • Megan Wellington Barrett (FE)
  • Eve Oliver (ITE/Wales)
  • Dr Kate Noble (cultural sector)
  • Amy O'Donnell (HE/FE)
  • Dr Steven Berryman (secondary) Vice President 2022-24
  • Dianne Minnicucci (secondary)
  • Suzy Tutchell (Primary/ITE)
  • Vanessa Heron (Secondary)
  • Dr Emma Sutton (Secondary)


Susan Coles (APPG co-ordinator and observer).

Tina Scahill, NSEAD member

NSEAD Forum Members 2022

  • Elizabeth Lawrence
  • Clare Stanhope (Secondary)
  • Emily GoPaul (Primary)
  • Stella Jennings
  • Laura Stewart-Thomas
  • Debra Wynne (Secondary)
  • Wilma Eaton Smith (Secondary ITE)
  • Peter Gregory (Primary ITE)
  • Sue Gibbons (Secondary)
  • Libby Davies (secondary)

If you wish to make contact with any of our Council or Forum please email and we will forward your message.

NSEAD Fellows (1989 - Present)


  • Dr John Steers
  • David Vaughan
  • Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn
  • David Jones
  • Margaret Yeomans OBE
  • Peter E R Moore
  • Dr Stuart MacDonald
  • John Childs
  • William Kirby
  • Prof Dennis Atkinson
  • Rachid Rkaina
  • Michele Kitto
  • Dr Rachel Mason
  • Andrew Mutter
  • John O’Neill
  • Anne-Marie Quinn
  • Jeffrey Lloyd
  • Ian Middleton
  • John Bowden
  • Susan Coles
  • John Swift
  • Ged Gast
  • Prof Nick Stanley
  • Dr Peter Gregory
  • Alastair Laing
  • Lesley Butterworth
  • Peter Jones
  • Prof Jeff Adams
  • Glen Coutts
  • Prof Richard Hickman
  • Vivienne Reiss
  • Dr Rachel Payne

NSEAD Patrons

The Society is proud to have the patronage of:

  • Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
  • Sir John and Lady Frances Sorrell
  • Sir Nicholas Serota
  • Professor Magdalene Odundo OBE
  • Bob & Roberta Smith RA OBE
  • Cornelia Parker RA OBE
  • Keith Brymer Jones
  • Dr Janina Ramirez

Contact us:

Postal Address: NSEAD, 3 Masons Wharf, Potley Lane, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9FY

Phone: +44(0)1225 810134


Or you can use our Contact Us form.