Dr Vanessa Ogden is CEO of the Mulberry Schools Trust (MST). Vanessa is an NLE and has undertaken a range of school turnaround work. She is an Honorary Academic at the UCL, Institute of Education and has a doctorate specialising in education policy and school improvement. Vanessa is the Chair of the Fair Education Alliance and of the Unicorn Theatre. She features in the ‘Female Lead’ book by Edwina Dunn. Vanessa has founded Global Girl Leading. In June 2015, she welcomed Michelle Obama to Mulberry School for Girls and took students to visit the First Lady at the White House.