Young people can make anything happen
- Zenna Atkins
- Job Title
- former Chairman, OFSTED
Zenna Atkins currently runs ZA partners, an organisation designed to assist other organisations and companies to find creative solutions, deliver innovation and achieve their goals.
Prior to this, Zenna worked in the private sector, and from 2010 to 2013 was the CEO of Wey Education Plc. Prior to this appointment, Zenna was the Chairman of Ofsted, the children and learners’ inspection and regulation body.
In this role she spearheaded a new inspection regime, significant costs savings and the shift to put young people at the heart of inspection and education. She was also the Group Chairman of Places for People, a British property development and management company, turning over £280 million with a £3 billion asset base.
She serves as a non-executive director on the board of the Royal Navy and chairs their audit committee. Zenna was a member of HM Treasury audit committee and has served on a number of other British government boards.