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The Directors

HMCI is supported by the Directors:

  • Chief Operating Officer: Matthew Coffey. Matthew is Ofsted’s Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the organisation and delivery of inspection and improvement work.
  • Director of Corporate Services: Nick Jackson. Nick manages the delivery of a range of corporate functions and operations, including Ofsted's data and information, property and commercial, finance and information services teams.
  • Director, Further Education and Skills: Lorna Fitzjohn. Lorna leads the team which delivers policy and guidance for inspectors and those who work in and use further education and skills services, including colleges, work-based learning providers and apprenticeship providers. Lorna is also Regional Director, West Midlands.
  • Director, Early Years (including childminding): Nick Hudson. Nick has responsibility for developing Ofsted's early childhood and children's centre inspection frameworks. Nick is also Regional Director, North East, Yorkshire and Humber.
  • Director, Initial Teacher Education: Sean Harford. Sean is also Regional Director, East of England.
  • Director, Local Authorities: Louise Soden. Louise is also Regional Director, South West.
  • Director, Schools: Michael Cladingbowl. Mike’s role is to lead Ofsted’s work on improving schools through developing inspection policy and inspection frameworks. 
  • Director, Social Care: Debbie Jones. Debbie is responsible for the delivery of Ofsted's inspection and regulation activity in all areas of children's social care, and for the development of social care inspection policy and methodology. Debbie is also Regional Director, London.
  • Director, Independent Schools: Bradley Simmons. Bradley is Regional Director,South West.
  • Director: Jo Morgan. Jo is Regional Director, North West

The Ofsted board is responsible for setting the strategic priorities, targets and objectives for Ofsted.