Meet AfN Staff
Leonie Milliner, Chief Executive

Leonie studied architecture at Kingston University, working in private practice in London designing both social and private housing. In 1998 she was appointed Director of Education at the Royal Institute of British Architects, (RIBA), promoted in 2004 to head up RIBA Professional Services Ltd. Leonie has served on boards and committees of various charities and public bodies, including HEFC's Widening Participation Committee (2004-2005), CITB Lifelong Learning Committee, (2000-2005), as a non-executive director of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, (1996-2002) and partner member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Practice & Registration Committee, (2009-11). She is also the chair of trustees, RIBA Education Fund, a lay member of the General Pharmaceutical Council Accreditation Panel and a founding trustee of the multiple award-winning King Henry's Walk Garden in Islington. 

Leonie was appointed Chief Executive on 1st April 2011, and is responsible for leading the AfN's staff team; advising President and Council on business strategy, planning and governance, policy development and external relations with the aim of advancing nutrition education, research and practice and demonstrating the benefits of a well-regulated evidence-based profession.

Leonie works for AfN three days a week (Mon - Weds).

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Dr Glenys Jones, RNutr, Communications Manager

Glenys is a Registered Nutritionist with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition, an MSc in Sports & Exercise Science (Physiology) and a PhD in Nutrition, Health & Performance. After her studies, Glenys developed her skills within the Medical Research Council's Human Nutrition Research unit, where she worked as a nutritionist specialising in communications. She was responsible for a range of public engagement and knowledge transfer activities, also undertaking a substantial amount of work with the media. Her work at the MRC and in a freelance capacity cemented her passion for nutrition communications and education. It also marked the start of her work with NNEdPro (the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme), improving health through improved nutrition education for all healthcare professionals and the responsible reporting of science in the media.

Glenys joined the AfN team in January 2015 and has responsibility for AfN communications, including those to registrants, policy makers, media, health professionals and the public. She is passionate about the professionalism of nutrition, and strives to increase wider awareness of registrants as qualified and credible experts in the field of nutrition.

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Mary Wallbank, Finance Manager

Mary is a chartered accountant who holds the Institute of Chartered Accountants post-graduate diploma in charity accounting, and has specialised in the charity sector for over 20 years.

Mary’s key career achievement is to have built and led a team in an accountancy practice providing charity and community services to many national organisations.

Mary works one day a week for the Association for Nutrition, alongside a portfolio of work which includes her own practice serving start up, smaller and growing charities, and non-executive roles with third sector organisations, such as chairing an audit committee.


Michael Clow, Registration Manager

Michael joined AfN as our Registration Officer in May 2015, having previously worked Australia as a Policy Officer with the Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate at the Department of Health in Western Australia.

In October 2015, Michael stepped up into the position of Registration Manager following the departure of the Accreditation and Registration Manager and subsequent restructuring of the AfN staff team.

Michael works for AfN four days a week (Mon-Thurs) and spends his day off completing his Masters in Public Health, Health Policy and Management.

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Jenna Quinn, Quality Assurance Manager (Education)

Jenna joined AfN in November 2015 as the Quality Assurance Manager for our education accreditation and certification schemes. Jenna  came to AfN from the General Optical Council where she had worked as their Education Manager. Prior to this, Jenna had worked in the education department at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 

Jenna works for AfN four days a week (Mon-Thurs).

Paula Reily, Quality Assurance and Finance Officer

Paula works part-time on two aspects of work at AfN. She supports the Finance Manager with the financial aspects of AfN work and combines this with work as the Quality Assurance Officer, supporting the application of courses and events for CPD endorsement, course certification and degree programme accreditation.

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Mhairi Brown, ANutr, Registration Officer

Mhairi is an Associate Nutritionist and joined AfN at the end of October 2015 as the Registration Officer. Mhairi is the first port of call for any queries in regards to the registration of Registered Nutritionists and Associate Nutritionists.

Mhairi works for AfN four days a week (Tues-Fri).



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