ESFA Appoints Interim Funding Director

Owen Jenkins has been appointed as ESFA’s Interim Director of Funding


ESFA appoints interim Funding Director

Owen Jenkins has been appointed as ESFA’s Interim Director of Funding, taking up the vacant position following John Edwards’ appointment, over the summer, to Interim ESFA Chief Executive.


ESFA’s Interim Chief Executive, John Edwards said:

Owen takes on the role at a crucial time, as we plan and prepare for the next academic year and work to support the department in post-pandemic recovery, skills reform and many other areas. I know he will be a valuable member of our Executive Team and will bring his wealth of experience to lead the Funding Directorate over the coming period.

ESFA’s Interim Funding Director, Owen said:

I’m thrilled and privileged to have the opportunity to lead the Funding Directorate over the coming months. Having worked in education funding for over 10 years, both in local government and in the ESFA, and working as Deputy Director in the Funding Directorate, I know how important timely and accurate funding is for schools and education providers to be able to deliver excellent standards of education and training.