The Forum is governed by two bodies. The first is the Board of Trustees which has the accountability for ensuring effective governance on behalf of the Members. The Executive Committee is entrusted to work at the direction of the Board of Trustees to deliver UKFIET’s portfolio of activities.
An annual general meeting (AGM) is held once a year. The AGM is held at the Biennial Conference or at the BAICE Conference. The Board of Trustees meet twice a year and the Executive Committee meets on a quarterly basis.
Board of Trustees
The following people serve as the current Board of Trustees.
Professor Keith Lewin is the Professor of International Education and Development at the University of Sussex and alumnus of the Institute of Development Studies.
Peter is an independent consultant working on international education and on early childhood development.
Independent consultant for education sector planning and analysis and evaluation of education aid programmes.
Anna Robinson-Pant is Professor of Education at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, and will hold the UNESCO Chair for Adult literacy and learning for social transformation (from 2016).
Kwame Akyeampong is Professor of International Education and Development at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK.
Simon McGrath is Professor in International Education and Development in the Centre for International Education Research at the University of Nottingham.
Susy is responsible for the Education Development Trust’s global work supporting education system reform.
Angela W Little is Professor Emerita at the University College London Institute of Education where she held the Chair of Education and International Development between 1987 and 2010 and was previously a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
She is the author and/or editor of ten books, seven special issues of journals, and book chapters, journal articles and reports on the themes of Education for All, Pedagogy, Multigrade Teaching, Assessment and Qualifications, Globalisation and Education and the Political Economy of Education Reform. She has directed twelve comparative research projects in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, supervised thirty four research students to successful completion of their doctorates and written and directed two films. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a former President of the British Comparative and International Education Society (1987-88) and of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (2002-2003). She was a founding member of the London International Development Centre and of the UKFIET Board of Trustees, Chair and member of the Young Lives Research International Advisory Board (2009-2017), a member of the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (1988-1996) and of Council of the Overseas Development Institute (1987-2000). She continues to be actively engaged in the field of Education and International Development through research, teaching and practice (www.angelawlittle.net ).
David Archer is Head of Participation and Public Services with ActionAid, having been Head of Education for many years.
Andy has worked in education development for the nearly 30 years – all of it with Cambridge Education as it has grown from about 20 staff to nearly 400. Over those years Andy has played a succession of roles – firstly technical, latterly managerial, now as Managing Director.
Aside from his interest in education he is a Sinophile, enjoys squash for oldies and collects salt cellars.
The following people serve as the Executive Committee.
Professor Freda Wolfenden (Chair)
Freda Wolfenden is Professor of Education and International Development at the Open University, UK
Dr Don Taylor (Deputy Chair)
Don Taylor is an independent consultant in education policy, planning and finance.
Caine Rolleston is a Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development at UCL, UK.
Dr Sharon Tao is an Education Adviser at Cambridge Education and has been a Key Adviser for technical areas that include Teacher Development, Gender and M&E/Research on large-scale DFID-funded programmes in Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and India.
Professor Mario Novelli
Centre for International Education, University of Sussex
Catherine Jere is Lecturer in Education and Development at the University of East Anglia
Tom has over 11 years’ experience in international education, having held a number of roles in research, strategy and partnership at Pearson and Teach First.
Ruth is a senior international consultant at Education Development Trust.
Yvette spent the first years of her career teaching English.. She has since lectured in Teacher Training and trained teacher trainers , most recently in central Asia.
Yvette is the Quality Assurance and Teacher Training Adviser for the British Council and leads on the educational content for the International School Award .She leads policy dialogues with education ministries and leads study visits for overseas policy makers and senior leaders.
Padmini Iyer is a Research Associate at the REAL Centre, University of Cambridge, where she works on the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Ethiopia programme.
Dr Shrochis Karki leads Education Systems at Oxford Policy Management.
Sandra Baxter is the Engagement Fellow for The Education Development Forum (UKFIET). She is a Knowledge and Learning Management consultant, and previously worked at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Department for International Development (DFID) and UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).
Sarah is UKFIET’s Programme Manager