Archbishops' Advisers for Appointments & Development

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We support both Archbishops in their responsibilities for appointments to senior roles. We ensure that senior clergy are equipped for the Church of England's significant missional challenges, and for the vital role it plays in the life of the nation.

We coordinate the processes for making senior appointments, advise on names to be considered, and identify priests with the potential for wider leadership responsibilities.

Our work is overseen by the Development & Appointments Group (DAG), a House of Bishops subcommittee.


The Appointments team:

  • Coordinates and administers the processes for senior appointments.
  • Monitors and reports to General Synod on Diversity Monitoring.
    • Synod requires appointments to senior posts to be monitored for diversity. Each diocese is required to collect and provide this information for Archdeacons and Residentiary Canons, and AAAD provides this information for Bishops and Deans.
    • AAAD tracks diversity data online. For dioceses and cathedrals requiring a hard copy, use this current form for accurate reporting: Fostering Diversity Form



The Senior Leadership Development team looks after:

  • Leadership development and ministerial development for Bishops
  • Leadership development for Cathedral Deans
  • Induction for new Bishops and Deans
  • Strategic Leadership Development Programme



Caroline Boddington Archbishops' Secretary for Appointments
Lisa Adams Head of Senior Leadership Development
Brad Cook Appointments & Development Adviser
Ben Evans Learning Community Programme Lead
Ashlin Green Appointments Administrator
Raquel Hitchman Project Administrator
Katie Jenner
Senior L&D Administrator
Philippa Kiralfy PA to Caroline Boddington
Husna Louise L&D Administrator
Deborah Pierce Appointments Coordinator



To email any of our team, use the format

2nd Floor
Church House
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3AZ