Hardip Begol

Hardip Begol has been the Chief Executive of the Woodard Academies Trust since April 2020. He spent two decades at the Department for Education, where his senior civil servant roles included responsibility for: special educational needs and disability; curriculum, qualifications and accountability reform; and independent education, safeguarding and countering extremism. Earlier in his career, he worked at Deloitte as a trainee chartered accountant, KPMG Consulting as a consultant and at the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit. He is a member of the Eden Academy Trust, a NED at the Centre for Education and Youth and was awarded a CBE for services to education.

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