Leora Cruddas is the CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts – the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England. Prior to this, she was Director of Policy and Public Relations for the Association of School and College Leaders. She has six years of experience as a Director of Education in two London Local Authorities. Leora has a wide range of experiences that reflect her passion for making a difference in the lives of children and young people. She is a committed educationalist who has extensive experience at senior executive level of working with schools to improve quality of provision and standards.