Leora Cruddas CBE

Chief Executive, CST

Leora Cruddas is the founding Chief Executive of the Confederation of School Trusts – the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England. She has advised successive governments and sits on several Department for Education advisory bodies. She was recently the vice chair of the Head Teacher Standards Review Group, a member of the external advisory group for the Schools White Paper, SEND National Implementation Board and the Regulatory and Commissioning Review.

Prior to founding CST, she was Director of Policy and Public Relations for the Association of School and College Leaders. Leora has six years of experience as a director of education in two London local authorities.

She is a visiting professor at UCL Institute of Education.

Leora was made a CBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours.


Thursday 7 November

Keynote: Building the school trust sector

CST's Chief Executive Leora Cruddas CBE explores the themes of our conference.