Meet AfN Staff
Leonie Milliner, Chief Executive

Leonie is Chief Executive of Association for Nutrition (AfN).   Appointed in April 2011, she is responsible for leading the AfN's staff team; advising AfN President and Council on business strategy, governance and policy development with the aim of demonstrating the benefits of a well-regulated evidence-based profession.  In 2016 Leonie was the employer representative for the QAA  Subject Benchmark Statement for Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences.

Leonie is also a long-standing lay (non-pharmacist) member of the General Pharmaceutical Council Accreditation Panel, visiting schools of Pharmacy in the UK and overseas on behalf of the GPhC and making recommendations regarding standards of pharmacy education (MPharm, DA & MCA qualifications.)

In addition, Leonie has served on boards and committees of various charities and public bodies, including HEFCE's Widening Participation Committee (2004-2005), CITB Lifelong Learning Committee, (2000-2005), as a non-executive director of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, (1996-2002) partner member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Practice & Registration Committee, (2009-11) and Chair of Trustees, RIBA Education Fund.

An architect by training, Leonie worked in private practice in London designing social and private housing before being appointed in 1998 as Director of Education at the Royal Institute of British Architects, (RIBA), promoted in 2004 to head up RIBA Professional Services Ltd.  She lives in Islington, London.

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Dr Glenys Jones, RNutr, Marketing & 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 continued to develop 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 the units public engagement and knowledge transfer activities covering subjects across a wide breadth of nutrition science. Glenys also undertook a substantial amount of work with the media, covering online, print and broadcast activities. Glenys' work within the NHS, research, at the MRC and in a freelance capacity has cemented her passion for nutrition communications and education. Glenys is also involved with the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) who aim to improve health through improved nutrition education for all healthcare professionals and is a strong advocate for 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 six hours 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 has a Bachelors of Health Science (Nutrition) and is currently undertaking a Masters in Public Health by distance learning with Curtin University in Australia. Michael joined the 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 is responsible for the management of the UKVRN and works closely with the Registration Committee on the development of policies, procedures and guidance relating to the registration and FtP of registrants.

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Jenna Quinn, Quality Assurance Manager (Education)

Jenna has a BA History of Arts and Architecture and joined the 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). 

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Paula Reily, Quality Assurance and Finance Officer

Paula comes from a background in the print industry, before qualifying in charity finance. Paula works at the AfN part-time on two aspects of our work. She supports the Finance Manager with the financial aspects of the AfN's 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 a Registered Associate Nutritionist with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Environmentak and Sustainable Chemistry and a MSc in International Public Health Nutrition. Mhairi joined the 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 Registered Associate Nutritionists. Mhairi also co-ordinates the registration assessment programme and liaises with universities on the provision of professionalism talks. 



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