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Dr Karen Roberts

Dr Karen Roberts

CEO,
The Kemnal Academies Trust

Karen has been the CEO of the financially independent MAT TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust) since September 2013. Her background is in education, spending the majority of her career working in more challenging, underperforming schools, 14 years of which as a successful Head/Executive Headteacher. As CEO of the 45 school MAT, she has moved the number of schools rated Good or Outstanding from 27% to 83% during her tenure. Since becoming CEO , Karen has supported the growth in the Central Finance function to ensure the Trust can continue to respond to the ever increasing list of statutory returns requirements, support academies in meeting their financial responsibilities,and achieve exceptionally positive feedback from their external auditors.