As well as currently being the Chief Executive for nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs), the professional membership body for SEND workforce (Special Educational Needs and Disability), I am the Chair of the Whole School SEND consortium which is leading on the delivery of the government’s SEND Schools’ Workforce contract.  I am also a National Leader of Governance and a Trustee at a large Multi-Academy Trust, which spans primary, secondary and specialist settings, and have founded the DME (Dual and Multiple Exceptionality) Trust.

I am a Trustee of the Potential Trust, a member of the National SEND Forum, and a Fellow of the RSA.  Prior to all three of these, I held a number of senior education roles including Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick and Academic Principal for IGGY (the International Gateway for Gifted Youth, a global educational social network for gifted teenagers).  I am a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, an author of education books published by Harper Collins, and a qualified clinical hypnotherapist.