Susan Douglas CBE

Senior Adviser, Schools, British Council
Chief Executive Office, The Eden Academy Trust

United Kingdom

Since leaving school headship in 2006, Susan has held a number of key roles with a variety of national and international organisations. In her current position as Senior Adviser at the British Council, Susan provides sector expertise and advice to a wide number of educational programmes involving ministries of education, school leaders and teachers across approximately 40 countries. She has particular interest in leadership and professional development, and inclusion.

As CEO of the Eden Academy Trust, Susan is responsible for seven schools in West London and the north of England, all of which cater for pupils with complex needs and which have been judged as good or outstanding. She is a Trustee of the National Federation of Educational Research (NFER) and was awarded a CBE for Services to Education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2021.