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Our leaders

At HEE, we work nationally and locally. You can view our overarching structure on the HEE page. Locally, we are led by our Local Director, Pauline Brown, and our leaders below, who make up our Senior Management Team. We also have our local Board and  Stakeholder Council.


Jane Barrie OBE DL

South LETB Chair

Jane Barrie is the chair of the new regional Local Education and Training Board for the south. This follows the decision by the HEE Board to move from 13 LETBs to four new regional LETBs.

Jane who lives in Somerset, has during the last 24 years held several non-executive Chair roles within the NHS, including Chair of NHS Somerset, the former Primary Care Trust and Chair of Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority.  Nationally, she was a member of the NHS Commercial Advisory Board, Chair of the Strategic Health Authority Chairs’ Network and a member of the NHS Confederation’s Primary Care Trust Network.

She is a stockbroker by profession and formerly Regional Director of NatWest Stockbrokers.

She has a keen interest in both education and the voluntary sector, and is also a past President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, the global women's organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls through programmes leading to social and economic empowerment.

Pauline Brown

Local Director

Pauline  was appointed to the post of Local Director in October 2014, having worked for the Thames Valley office as the Assistant Director for Education & Quality, with a focus on Quality. She joined from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, where she had been interim Deputy Chief Nurse for nine months. Having trained as a nurse, her career has spanned clinical practice, governance, management and multi-professional education. She spent eleven years working at the Homerton NHS Foundation Trust, as Chief Nurse, Director of Governance and Deputy CEO. Previously, Pauline held the post of Assistant Director of Nursing with a senior education role at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Michael Bannon

Postgraduate Dean

Michael Bannon trained as a community paediatrician. Over the last 20 years he has undertaken a number of senior posts in education and training including senior lecturer, Director of Medical Education, and Associate Postgraduate Dean before becoming Postgraduate Dean in Oxford since November 2003. He is particularly interested in inter-professional education and research into educational outcomes. Michael has edited a number of books for Oxford University Press and was editor-in-chief of the Quarterly Journal of Medicine. He is a Fellow of Wadham College Oxford and currently Lead Postgraduate Dean for Public Health and Intensive Care Medicine.

Zoe Scullard

Health Dean

Zoe Scullard was appointed as Health Dean in April 2015, and is responsible for leading high quality education and training for the nursing and allied health professions. Zoe previously held the position of local Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education. She qualified as a nurse and has worked in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings before moving to higher education. Zoe joined HETV from Buckinghamshire New University, where she had worked for 11 years moving from Senior Lecturer to Principal Lecturer and finally Director of Practice Learning. Whilst Director of Practice Learning, Zoe chaired a pan-London project which successfully implemented a common core practice assessment tool for all pre-registration student nurses training in London.
Zoe is interested in assistive living technologies and has acted as a project assessor for the Technology Strategy Board (Government Dept. of Business, Innovation & Skills). Supporting the education of healthcare learners with specific learning difficulties is another area of interest for Zoe. She is also a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Juliet Anderson

Assistant Director - Workforce Strategy

Juliet Anderson is Assistant Director for Education and Quality. Her focus is future workforce and workforce transformation. Her professional background is as a nurse, starting her career in Reading qualifying and working on a ground breaking primary care ward. As her career progressed she specialised in the field of critical care, specifically intensive care, working in a variety of units and hospitals across the Thames Valley and further afield. Having progressed to a senior level, Juliet decided to follow her passion for education and innovation, changing direction and becoming an academic. During her 14 years at Bucks New University she gained a Master’s Degree in Education and several teaching qualifications. Publishing and presenting both in the UK and internationally, topics include team working, quality enhancement, innovation in education and simulation. Juliet was also Conference Director and then Chairperson of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, the largest critical care nursing association in the UK. Juliet has huge enthusiasm for workforce development and workforce transformation, the learner voice, innovation, team working and improving patient care across the professional boundaries.

Janis Mumford

Head of Business and Operations

Janis Mumford was appointed to the post of Head of Business and Operations for the Thames Valley Office in June 2013, having worked for Oxford Deanery as Deanery Business Manager. Janis joined the Thames Valley office from Bristol Community Health (BCH), a community health provider organisation. At BCH Janis had been General Manager for Prison Healthcare Services for three years with responsibility for primary care and substance misuse services at HMP Bristol, HMP Eastwood Park and HMP Leyhill. As well a Masters in Education she has over 20 years experience in medical education, previously as Medical Education Manager at Royal Hospital Haslar and Portsmouth NHS Hospital Trust and also as Manager in the School of General Practice at Severn Deanery. She also spent three years with the Defence Medical Education & Training Agency (Defence Medical Services) in their clinical training and education development and design function.

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