Nicky Morgan unveils new non-exec members for Ofsted board

Education secretary Nicky Morgan confirms BP's John Hughes and Centre Forum's James Kempton to join Ofsted board as non-executive members

By Jacqueline Tenreiro

16 Mar 2015

Schools inspector Ofsted has appointed two new members to its board, education secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.

John Hughes and James Kempton will join Ofsted in non-executive roles and will serve on the board for 3 years.

Hughes has been working with BP since 1990, and will step down from his role as Group Political Adviser. He has previous experience as a teacher and head of physics at a London school.

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James Kempton works at CentreForum, a think tank for which he is director of social policy and education. With experience as a council leader, teacher, chief executive and management consultant, he has worked on public service reform with a focus on education and social mobility policy. 

Morgan said: “I welcome the appointment of these two new board members who will use their experience to further improve education in our schools.”


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