Carphone Warehouse co-founder, wealthy Tory donor and former tax exile as Ofsted chair?

Hello fox, meet henhouse. Tory favourite Ross in line for the top job at Ofsted? Are they that unabashedly arrogant? The answer appears to be yes. The Guardian explains.

A multimillionaire Tory party donor and friend of David Cameron and Boris Johnson, is in the frame to become chair of Ofsted, a move that would plunge the schools regulator into a further row over its politicisation.

David Ross, the playboy co-founder of Carphone Warehouse whose charitable foundation supports more than 20 academy schools, is understood to be in serious contention to take over the Ofsted role from Labour peer Sally Morgan, who is waiting for the education secretary, Michael Gove, to make a fresh appointment.

A former tax exile, with a fortune estimated at £800m at its peak six years ago, Ross, 48, is estimated to have donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Conservative party, with prominent Tories known to have been visitors to shooting parties at his sprawling country estate in Leicestershire.


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