Judith Fabian has a background in English, drama and education. She taught in secondary schools in London for 10 years, followed by 15 years as department head and principal in international schools in the Netherlands, Jordan, Tanzania and Germany. She joined the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization in Cardiff in 2004 and in 2007 was appointed Chief Academic Officer with responsibility for the development of IB curriculum for students aged 3 to 19 years. Latterly based in The Hague, she left the IB in 2014 to return to her home in Wales to work as an educational consultant. She has a wide knowledge of the international education sector, both private and state maintained, and has presented to and worked with schools and educators all over the world. She worked closely with the governing body of the IB in her role as Chief Academic Officer.