A project initiated by

Maggie Atkinson

A New Direction


Professor Maggie Atkinson is a management consultant working to improve public bodies’ work with, and for, both individuals and society. From 2010-15 she was Children’s Commissioner for England, promoting and protecting children’s rights as citizens, learners, and active contributors to society. Maggie chairs A New Direction (pan-London arts education and culture regional “Bridge” organisation. Throughout her career, as teacher, adviser/inspector, Director Of Childrens Services (DCS), Childrens Commissioner and consultant, she has worked to enable all children, especially the most vulnerable, to access, learn about and influence the arts and culture.

The Panel