Annamarie Hassall is Chief Executive of nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) the UKs leading charity for championing those working with and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences. With a growing International membership, nasen provides information, resources and training, uniting schools and individuals with a professional interest in supporting an inclusive education. Prior to joining nasen, Annamarie worked at the National Children’s Bureau, influencing system change and bringing the voices of children, young people and parents to influence quality children’s services. With a career in public services, Annamarie has held local, national and government advisory roles that span the breadth of children’s social care, early years and SEND. A qualified and registered social worker, Annamarie was awarded an MBE for her work with children and families.
Annamarie has Non-Executive Director roles as a Trustee at a Multi-Academy Trust and of a UK based charity with interest in pathways to education, training and employment for young people and adults.