Appointment of next Chief Inspector announced

We are very pleased to announce that Meilyr Rowlands HMI will be the next Chief Inspector of Estyn. He will be appointed Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales on June 1st 2015.

Meilyr has held the post of Strategic Director at Estyn for 6 years, leading on the development and implementation of inspection policy and overseeing school inspections. For more information about Meilyr’s career, please visit

Meilyr Rowlands says

“I am delighted to have been appointed as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales. I look forward to working with all Estyn's stakeholders when I take up my post in June.”

Ann Keane says she is very happy with the appointment.

Publication date

Thursday, 12 February, 2015