Chris Abbott OBE was a headteacher for over 20 years, ex-CEO of The Education Alliance (a MAT in Hull and East Riding) and former member of the Headteacher Board for East Midlands and the Humber. Whilst Headteacher of South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, she was also Executive Principal for a number of Special Measures schools.
She served as an NLE and has been the Teaching School Representative for South Yorkshire and Humber and led on a number of DfE funded projects. For a number of years Chris has brokered Trust and School support on behalf of the DfE across South Yorkshire, East Midlands, NE Lincs and the Humber. She is presently Chair of Inspir-ing Leaders and Yorkshire Wolds SCITT and provides support to a number of schools and trusts.