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Karen Shepperson, director of people and operations, Ofsted


Karen Shepperson joined Ofsted in 2010 as head of HR, becoming HR director in 2013 and director of people and operations in 2016

Previous roles include head of corporate services and head of organisational design at HMRC.

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

It has around 1,500 employees across eight regions. It also contracts with more than 1,500 Ofsted Inspectors to carry out inspections of schools and further education and skills provision.