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Local Education and Training Board

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, Derek Sprague. We also have our local Board and Stakeholder Council.


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.

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