Joy Waelend is Principal at Ark Dickens Primary Academy, having taken up the role in January 2015. Joy is an experienced head with a track record of improving schools, and was most recently headteacher at St Jude’s, which went from a “Satisfactory” Ofsted rating to “Good” less than two years after she took up the headship. In their report, Ofsted praised her leadership as “inspirational and far-sighted”.
Neil is a partner in the programme leadership practice of Deloitte LLP. From 2005 until 2013 Neil was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board member of LOCOG (The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games). Neil was awarded an MBE in the 2006 New Year’s honours for his services to the London 2012 bid.