Maggie Semple OBE
Appointed: 1 April 2007
Re-appointed: 1 April 2011
Maggie Semple is Chief Executive and Director of The Experience Corps Ltd (TEC). She was previously Director of the Learning Experience at the New Millennium Experience Company Ltd, Director of Education and Training at the Arts Council of England, a teacher, school inspector and a deputy head teacher.
Maggie serves on a range of Boards including the Criminal Cases Review Commission, National Youth Music Theatre, The BRIT School, Sadler's Wells Foundation Trust, and London SouthBank Arts Centre.
Maggie was appointed a Civil Service Commissioner in 2001-2007. Maggie has served on a number of Government and EU task groups including DfEE National Curriculum, DfEE Widening Participation; DfEE Life-long Learning; DfES e-learning.
In 2001 Maggie was awarded an OBE for her services to education in the UK, an Honorary Doctorate from De Montfort University and in 2005 became a Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute and a member of its Council in 2006.
Maggie brings to the BL Board her experience as an entrepreneur, and is able to advise the Board on the needs of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise sector.