Who we are

Meet the NLC Team

Stephen Crookbain

Stephen is the Director of the NLC. He sets our vision and strategy, making sure we're set up to make a real impact on the whole public sector.

Vicky Elliott

Vicky oversees our programme and network teams. She leads our teams who are forging strong connections across the public sector.

Tessa MacArthur

Tessa oversees our research and engagement teams. Her teams build our evidence to improve our understanding of leadership and how we share what we know.

Jenny Vass

Jenny is responsible for building our Network of leaders. She brings people together across sectors and builds a community across the country.

Hannah Datema

Hannah heads up our learning and development work and leads on design, development, and delivery of all our leadership programmes.

Billy Street

Billy leads our engagement work. This includes NLC's content, comms, and digital work, making sure users are at the heart of what we create.

Marianne Law

Marianne runs the Research and Evaluation portfolio. She works with leaders, researchers, and experts to understand the complex links between leadership and outcomes of public services.

Frances Carpenter

Frances is a Principal Research Officer in the Research and Evaluation team. Frances delivers research and analysis to better understand how leaders and their organisations collaborate across systems.

Hinnd Mohamed

Hinnd is a senior research officer in the Research and Evaluation team. Hinnd works on NLC evaluation and reporting to understand the impact of NLC activities on members across the network.

Sahana Quail

Sahana works in our research team. As a social research Fast Streamer, she will be leading strands of our research work and various projects.

Ella Boyer

Ella is an events manager in the Leadership Communities team. She focuses on event logistics which includes venue finding, sourcing equipment and supplier liaison

Jack Longworth

Jack is a learning and development specialist working in the Leadership Communities team and focuses on the learning outcomes of our events.

Kerr Low

Kerr is a project manager in our Leadership Communities team. He manages events and builds relationships with different departments and partners.

Peter Trussell

As part of our Programme team, Peter builds relationships with our speakers and providers to co-design and deliver elements of our leadership programme modules.

Ben Foley

Ben supports our programme delivery and manages correspondence for both the NLC Leadership and Accelerate Programmes. He also supports event and recruitment work.

Kirith Ahluwalia

Kirith sits in our Insights and Engagement team. She is responsible for the NLC's communications strategy, our website, and social media.

Guy Marcham

Guy is our Director's executive assistant, also supporting the wider team with business management and governance processes.