Who We Are

Executive Team

Education for Health is led by our Chief Executive Dr Linda Edwards, supported by our Executive Team, also identified as the Senior Leadership Team.

Dr Linda Edwards
Chief Executive

Dr Linda Edwards

Dr Edwards is a versatile leader, organisational change facilitator, clinician, and author on leadership. Her clinical roots and leadership experience blend seamlessly with her passion for improving health outcomes.

Linda’s experience in senior leadership roles in health and the third sector combined with a clinical background in behavioural psychology and podiatry place her in a unique position to facilitate organisational change.

She has a breadth of experience in the diverse challenges of supporting and managing stable organisations as well as those undergoing profound change. Linda has specialised in making the seemingly impossible, possible by working with people to resolve issues that get in the way of achieving better health outcomes for people.
She believes that the true skill of leadership is to create the environment which enables people to naturally shine. In this way the unachievable becomes very achievable and people enjoy their work.


Becky Harkcom
Deputy Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Becky Harkcom

Becky is a Chartered Accountant with considerable   experience across a number of sectors. She joined Education for Health in 2007 as Director of Finance with the task of introducing commercial awareness and strong financial management to the charity.

She now has responsibility to ensure all the resources of the charity are well managed and leads the finance, customer service, ICT, estates and HR functions. Becky works closely with the chief executive and the senior management team to drive strategy and continuous improvement.


Ann Saxon
Director of Learning Design and Quality

Ann Saxon

Ann has over 25 years’ experience of working in Higher Education with a range of health professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her experience includes supporting research students in a range of topic areas including public health, long-term conditions and service improvement.

She is a senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and very interested in developing new ways of learning and supporting students. Her teaching interests include leadership, service improvement and person-centred practice.


Andy Lewis

Director of Partnerships, Marketing and Communication

Andy is an experienced sales and marketing professional and proudly boasts of having visited over 90 countries worldwide in his career ! In addition to speaking 3 foreign languages and being a published columnist on marketing principles, Andy has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Queens Award for International marketing. His work has increasingly been centred within the health and well-being space and he works as a volunteer fitness trainer within residential care and with challenged young adults.

Andy’s passion is in helping people develop a positive mindset in whatever they tackle and is more than proud to be part of the EfH team, where he brings his expertise in brand to support his outstanding clinical and operational colleagues. Outside work Andy is a terrible but enthusiastic endurance triathlete and a proud dad of 2.