Who leads the NGA?

 
Emma Knights OBE, Chief Executive

Emma Knights OBE, Chief Executive

Emma Knights OBE, is Chief Executive of the National Governance Association (NGA) - the leading charity for guidance, research, advice and training for school governors and trustees. Prior to her appointment in 2010 she was joint CEO of the Daycare Trust. Before that, she worked in a number of roles in the voluntary sector, particularly in the Legal Services Commission, Citizens Advice and the Local Government Association. As well as leading projects on child poverty and educational attainment, Emma has written on a wide range of topics and is co-author of the NGA’s Chair’s Handbook.
 

Emma regularly addresses legislators and the media on governance issues, as well as school governors, trustees, clerks and school leaders. She was a governor at a secondary school in Warwickshire for 7 years and is a founding trustee of the Foundation for Leadership in Education. 

Emma was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours list for services to education. 

Follow Emma on Twitter @NGAMedia. Email: emma.knights@nga.org.uk

 

Maggi Bull, Chair

Maggi Bull, Chair

Maggi has been an NGA Trustee since November 2011 and was re-elected to the board in November 2014 and 2017. After serving 3 years as vice-chair, Maggi was elected as honorary secretary in December 2016 and as chair of NGA in December 2017.

Maggi has been a governor for over 24 years in both primary and secondary schools and is currently acting chair of an IEB, a governor in a primary school and a member of a Local Committee of a primary in a MAT, all in High Wycombe. Her professional background was in sales marketing in the computer industry and training, and for a number of years she has delivered governor training in a number of Local Authorities. She is a previous chair of the Buckinghamshire Association of School Governors and chairs the Buckinghamshire County Council’s School Governance Consultative Board. Maggi is also a Trustee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton and a member of the Diocesan Education Committee.

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