Associate Director, Adult Funding Operations, ESFA

Kirsty Evans


Kirsty Evans has been an ESFA Associate Director since April 2018.

Prior to that, Kirsty worked as Deputy Director Funding Policy Implementation for the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), having previously held roles as Director of Funding Policy, Director of Area Relationships, and Regional Skills Director.

Her previous roles include local and national roles in the Learning and Skills Council, working on strategy development, business planning and service development across the 14 to 19, adult and employer skills agendas. Before this Kirsty worked for Oldham Chamber and Merseyside Training and Enterprise Council.

Associate Director, Adult Funding Operations, ESFA

The Associate Director Adult Funding Operations:

  • leads the ESFA’s work to develop is funding capability across all budgets and programmes
  • leads the implementation of adult education budget and loans funding policy
  • is responsible for designing and delivering post 19 funding, allocations and earnings methodologies

Previous roles in government

  1. Director, Funding and Programmes, ESFA

    • 2016 to 2016