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Ian Comfort

Ian Comfort

Chair of the Corporation

Committees:    Corporation (Chair) - Finance and General Purposes Committee - Search, Governance and Remuneration Committee (by Invitation)
Term of Office:    12/02/2021 - 10/02/2025

Ian Comfort joined the Corporation in March 2019. Ian is a highly experienced senior executive with major skillsets in the areas of education management (he has held the role of Chief Executive in an exceptionally large Multi Academy Trust and Chief Education Officer Director in a large local authority), the law (he is a practising lawyer and a Commissioner for the Criminal Cases Review Commission), governance and regulation.

Ian has a strong record in financial management of very large organisations and broad business skills, particularly focused on the education sector. It is considered that his key skillsets include risk management, legal matters, governance, and the management of large and complex educational organisations. Ian is also chair of the Notting Hill Carnival.

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