On January 1st 2019, Michele Gregson took up office as the eleventh general secretary of NSEAD. Michele says:
'2019 marks an exciting new phase for me personally, joining NSEAD as General Secretary, following in the footsteps of Lesley Butterworth and all those who went before her, over our 131 year history. As educators, and artists the new year and new term carries the anticipation of a blank page, waiting to be filled with ideas. I’m looking forward to working with members and partners – old and new to fill this page. It is more important that ever that we build the strongest possible support for our wonderful subject, alongside teachers and learners everywhere in the UK and beyond. Let’s work together this year to bring the change we want to see. Active, powerful, united.'