Regional Director, South East

Chris Russell


Chris Russell was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors in 2006.

Prior to joining Ofsted, Chris worked in secondary schools, including as a headteacher. Since joining Ofsted, Chris has worked in quality assurance, and was a senior HMI in Ofsted’s South East region.

Chris is the national director with responsibility for local authority inspections.

Regional Director, South East

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, North West

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Regional Director, East Midlands

    • 2006 to 2017