Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is pleased to announce that Caroline Hoare has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will take up her post with immediate effect. Caroline brings with her significant experience of the independent sector, both in the UK and internationally, having held a number of executive posts at The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). Most recently she has served as the interim CEO of The Anne Frank Trust, where she led the executive team through a time of change to advance their mission of using education to create a society free from prejudice and discrimination.

On behalf of the Board, Christine Swabey, Chair of ISI, commented, We are delighted to welcome Caroline as ISI’s new CEO. Caroline will build on the positive developments already underway at ISI, working with the Chief Inspector to deliver a high quality inspection service and promote a transparent and open culture. Our mission remains to ensure that through inspection of schools and colleges in the UK and internationally, all children and young people receive an outstanding education, fulfilling their potential and equipping them to contribute to wider society.’

 Caroline said, I am excited to be joining ISI at such an important point in its development. All children deserve the very best educational experience, and ISI has a key role to play in ensuring the highest standards and sharing best practice. I very much look forward to working with colleagues to enable the continued enhancement of ISI’s excellent services.’

 Caroline is joining ISI following the resignation of Charles Elvin, who decided to leave ISI in order to pursue other interests. Her appointment is initially for a period of one year, and was approved by the Board following a process led by the Nominations Committee, in which a number of candidates were considered.