I joined the Middlesex Learning Trust as a Member in 2017.
My background: I am a geography teacher by trade, and went on to become a headteacher for thirteen years at two schools in east London. In my second headship, my school was judged outstanding and I was designated a National Leader of Education. In 2009, I was appointed as a director at the National College for School Leadership and in 2012 was made Managing Director at one of the largest academy groups in the UK. I have subsequently founded two organisations: Leadership Matters and #honk. Both aim to improve the educational outcomes for pupils by supporting great leadership development for leaders at all levels in the system. I have written five books on educational leadership, including the best-selling ‘Leadership Matters’.