Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector

Amanda Spielman


Amanda Spielman has been Ofsted Chief Inspector since 2017. She was previously chair of the exam regulator Ofqual from 2011 to 2016, and a founding member of the leadership team at the multi-academy trust Ark Schools. Before that she spent more than 15 years in strategy consulting, finance and investment. She is a trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) is statutorily responsible for Ofsted’s inspection and regulatory work. She is able to draw on the full range of our inspection findings to report on the quality of education, children’s services and skills, locally and nationally. She is responsible to Parliament for the organisation, staffing and management of Ofsted, and for ensuring the efficient and effective use of our resources.


Previous roles in government

  • Chief Regulator, Ofqual
  • Chair, Ofqual