Independent Schools Association: Chief Executive Appointment

14th February 2020

The Independent Schools Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Rudi Eliott Lockhart to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Rudi joins us in August 2020, before taking over as CEO in September.

Rudi has been the Chief Executive of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) since 2015. The REC works to ensure that all pupils in all schools receive high quality RE. It is an umbrella body that brings together 67 member organisations, both from across the full range of faith & belief communities, and from organisations of professionals working in RE.

Previously he spent seven years at the Independent Schools Council, where he was Deputy General Secretary and ran the research department. He has undertaken research at Cambridge University in medieval history and at the UCL Institute of Education on the role of religion in independent schools with a particular focus on the experience of Jewish pupils in the 1960s and 1970s.

We are delighted to welcome Rudi to the ISA, and look forward to working with him as we continue to offer outstanding support to members, and build on both the considerable growth of the Association over the last ten years, and its significant contribution to the education landscape in the UK and beyond.