Nicola Bedlington studied business and HR management in the UK and France. She is EPF’s Secretary General since September 2014 and was the Executive Director since the setting up of the EPF Secretariat in June 2006. From 2004 to 2006, she worked for the Swiss Government, leading an international government-based network set up by OECD focussing on innovation, action research and policy development in the field of Education for Sustainable Development. She worked as an external expert for the European Commission on disability policy and NGO cooperation. During the 90s was the first Director of the European Disability Forum.