Plenary Speakers

Chair: Tanya Arkle

Head of the School Resource Management (SRM) Division

Department for Education

Tanya Arkle, Deputy Director, Schools Resource Management and Non-Executive Director at Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust.

Tanya started her career as a microbiologist before moving to a range of policy roles across government. She has worked in Cabinet Office, assisted UK companies establish export opportunities in China, led the team which designated the South Downs National Park, negotiated UK fish quota in Brussels and delivered Civil Service Reform across a number of Arm’s Length Bodies.

She has worked in the Education and Skills Funding Agency for the last four years. She was responsible for Academy funding in the Southwest and Southeast of England, before moving to lead the School Resource Management Division.

She is a strong advocate for improving diversity across Whitehall. Tanya is also a non-executive director for a Multi Academy Trust in Bristol.

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