Our education board

Ambition's education board, made up of leaders from multiple sectors, guides our strategy and help us build a network of exceptional school leaders across the country.

Education board members


Celia Berenguer
, Managing Director and Global Head of Leadership and Learning at Barclays. She is committend to using learning and organisation development to drive strategic business goals and objectives.

Marie-Claire Bretherton, Executive Headteacher of two academies in Lincolnshire, Regional Director for CfBT Schools Trust, National Leader of Education, and leader of the Kyra Teaching School Alliance – a partnership of over fifty schools focused on their collective improvement and succeeding for all children.

Andy Buck, previously Director at the National College for School Leadership where he led on the London Challenge and set up the government’s flagship Teaching Schools programme. He has founded two leadership development organisations, Leadership Matters and #honk. 

Andrew Ettinger, Director of Leadership Development at Ambition School Leadership.

Martyn Oliver, Chief Executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, one of the country’s highest-performing multi-academy trusts. 

Luke Sparkes, Principal at Dixons Trinity Academy, the first secondary free school judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted.

Steve Radcliffe, one of Europe’s top leadership experts and has worked with heads of the Civil Service, the NHS and other government departments. Steve has worked very closely with Ambition on our leadership programmes over the last two years.