Karen Bramwell

Karen Bramwell, OBE


Karen Bramwell is founding CEO of Forward As One CE Multi Academy Trust, she was a member of the Lancashire and West Yorkshire advisory board for five years. During a long career in education, Karen has predominantly worked in Greater Manchester as a CEO, leadership director and headteacher. Karen’s key specialisms are system and school leadership, curriculum development and school self-evaluation. Karen is a member of a number of boards, partnerships and steering committees, including the most recently, the Priority Investment Board for Greater Manchester. She is a trained Ofsted inspector and was designated a national leader in education (NLE) in 2009.

In June 2024, Karen was awarded an OBE for services to education in the King’s Birthday Honours list.