Eileen Milner was appointed Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in November 2017. Eileen has held a number of senior roles in the technology and public services advisory space. She began her career in local government, specialising in education services, later moving into higher education.
Her most recent roles include:
- Executive Director of Customer and Corporate Services, Care Quality Commission
- Executive Director of Business Strategy, Northgate Information Solutions
- Director Grant Thornton LLP
- Director, RSM Robson Rhodes
Between 2010 and 2016 Eileen was a trustee of the Bell Foundation, which aims to create opportunities and change lives through language education for excluded individuals and communities.
Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency
The Chief Executive is a member of the Department for Education Board and attends the Performance, Management and Audit and Risk Committees.
They are responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education that is accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults. The Chief Executive is also Accounting Officer for the ESFA’s budget and is accountable to the Department for Education’s Principal Accounting Officer, and to Parliament for the stewardship of these funds.