Sir Christopher Stone

Sir Christopher Stone is the Chief Education Officer, MENASA for GEMS Education. Previously he was CEO of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership - a multi academy trust. He is recognized as an outstanding leader providing support in the primary and secondary phases in a number of international settings. First appointed as a Principal in 1995 successive Ofsted reports have described his schools as making outstanding progress. He was made a National Leader of Education in 2008 and his inclusion in the New Year's Honours list of 2013 endorsed his outstanding service to education when he was awarded a knighthood. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham City University for services to education.

His schools were in the first cohort of Teaching Schools as well as the first of two SCITT’s to be created. He has been asked to provide support and guidance to successive UK governments taking him into contact with the last three British Prime Ministers.