Regional Director, North West

Andrew Cook


Andrew Cook became the Regional Director for the North West in November 2016. Andrew was appointed Her Majesty’s Inspector in 2005. Since joining Ofsted he has worked in school improvement, school inspection policy and organisational restructuring. His previous posts in Ofsted were Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector in the West Midlands and Regional Director for the East of England.

Before joining Ofsted, Andrew was a successful head teacher, and worked in an advisory capacity for a local authority.

Regional Director, North West

Ofsted’s Regional Directors are responsible for Ofsted’s performance in a particular region. Each Regional Director leads a team of highly skilled inspectors to support improvement through inspection.


Previous roles in government

  1. Regional Director, East of England