ARK appoints Lucy Heller as Chief Executive

ARK today announced the appointment of Lucy Heller as Chief Executive.  

Lucy joined ARK in 2004 from TSL Education where she was joint Managing Director. Over the last eight years Lucy has managed ARK Schools, creating one of the country's most successful academy networks. Lucy will remain as Managing Director of ARK Schools but the network's experienced Executive will continue to oversee operations, education, project direction, programme management and development.

"I am thrilled to be leading ARK into its second decade. Having managed ARK Schools since its foundation in 2004, I am particularly close to the organisation and proud of all that we have achieved for children in England and internationally. ARK's mission has always been to radically improve children's life chances and I look forward to working with my team to ensure we continue to do just that."

Lucy's appointment coincides with Nick Jenkins joining ARK's Board as a Trustee.