Key people

Senior PACEY staff

Liz Bayram is PACEY's Chief Executive.


Carol Barrett is Director of Finance, Support and ICT
Sue McVay is Director of Membership and Services

Liz Bayram, PACEY Chief Executive

Liz Bayram leads PACEY, helping to ensure everyone in childcare and early years provides high quality care and early education to children and families and championing the vital role practitioners play in helping children prepare for a bright future. Liz joined PACEY as Director of Policy and Public Affairs in 2004, taking the role of Chief Executive in December 2005. A policy and communications professional, Liz started her career as a journalist before moving in to senior roles at both The Royal Society and Asthma UK.

Working with PACEY staff, volunteers and members, she ensures PACEY provides information and advice to childminders, nurseries and pre-schools as well as nannies, students, families and others involved in childcare and early years; enables members to share their ideas and experiences with each other and represents and advocates on their behalf. She is a member of Ofsted Early Years Provider Forum; the DfE Early Years Covid-19 Taskforce and the Early Years Workforce Commission, among other things.

Follow Liz on Twitter - @LizBayram_PACEY

PACEY benefits from the advice and support of a wide range of people alongside its staff team.


Our volunteer Trustees are ultimately responsible for PACEY’s work and resources. Meet the Board of Trustees.

Our President 

Penny Tassoni is currently our President and supports our work by offering advice, acting as a spokesperson and much moreFind out more about Penny Tassoni.

PACEY Associates

Our freelance trainers and practitioners who help us deliver our CPD, keep our practice advice up to date and provide telephone and face-to-face support to our members.

PACEY Advisors

Our volunteer Advisors who lend their knowledge and expertise to a wide range of PACEY’s work including its policy development, research and best practice advice. Discover more about our Advisory Group here.