Clarissa Farr is an independent expert on education and leadership, as well as a speaker, coach and writer. Clarissa now works as an executive coach with management consultants Philpott Black.
She was High Mistress of St Paul's Girls' School from 2006–17, moving to become Education Director, Europe for an international education group with over 60 schools worldwide for the next two years. She's a former Chair of the Boarding Schools Association and President of the Girls' Schools Association. Having read English Literature followed by an MA at Exeter University she's taught in six schools, five in the UK and one in Hong Kong.
For 11 years, Clarissa was a Governor of The Royal Ballet School and is currently a Fellow of Winchester College. She was also one of the founding members of the board of The African Gifted Foundation. Her first book, The Making of Her: Why School Matters was published by Harper Collins in 2019.