Ms Ardley is a leadership consultant, trainer and executive coach. Her firm, Karen Ardley Associates, provides school workforces with key insights and practical strategies to improve learning and school performance. Passionate about the development of leadership skills and strategies to improve learning for all, Ms Ardley designs and delivers interactive and motivating programmes for school leaders in countries across the globe. Ms Ardley has worked for UNESCO in Ethiopia and the Aga Khan Foundation in Tanzania. She has also led leadership development programmes for the governments of Saudi Arabia and UAE. Recently, she designed the International Qualifications for Existing and Aspiring Principals for the National College and has been piloting the programme in China.