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Meet the Trustees


Trustees of the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, and their Chair, are appointed by the National Society Council.

Professor Joy Carter, DL
Chair

Professor Carter has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester since April 2006. She is an academic with research in the field of Environmental Geochemistry and Health. In addition to her role as Chair of the Foundation, Joy is also Chair of Guild HE, one of the two formal representative groups in the Higher Education sector. She has previously chaired the Cathedrals Group of Universities and served on the Archbishops' Council's Board of Education.

Rev'd Nigel Genders
Chief Education Officer

Rev'd Genders is the Chief Education Officer for the Church of England. As such, Nigel has responsibility for the development of the Church's policy on lifelong, statutory and voluntary education, and promoting the highest quality of educational practice throughout the Church. Nigel is also the Chief Officer of the National Society (Church of England and Church in Wales) for the Promotion of Education.

Rt Rev'd Rachel Treweek

Rachel is Bishop of Gloucester, and was the first woman to become a diocesan bishop in the Church of England. Previously Rachel was Archdeacon of Hackney. Before ordination, Rachel trained as a Speech and Language Therapist at the University of Reading.

Professor Bill Lucas

Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. Bill founded CRL with Guy Claxton in 2008.

In addition to his work with CRL, Bill is a member of the Health Foundation Improvement Science Development Group, an International Adviser for GEMS Education, Trustee of The English Project, and Chairman of TLO Ltd (publisher of Building Learning Power). He is also, with Philip Pullman, a Patron of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.

Bill is known internationally as a speaker on the subjects of learning, change, creativity, and leadership. He travels extensively to present key notes, most recently in Sydney, Philadelphia, Helskinki, Qatar, Melbourne, Auckland, Belfast, and Dubai. He is a prolific writer, and has authored and co-authored over forty books.

With Guy Claxton he is the creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world: the Expansive Education Network.