Prof Steve Munby

Prof Steve Munby


Steve is a self-employed consultant and speaker on leadership and on system reform. He has spent his whole career in education, commencing as a secondary school teacher in Birmingham and then as a teacher and a lecturer in the North East before moving into local authority work. Between 2005 and 2012, Steve was Chief Executive of the National College for School Leadership in England. From 20012-2017 he was Chief Executive of Education Development Trust, an international education charity working in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2016 he wrote a think-piece with Michael Fullan: “Inside-out and downside-up. How leading from the middle has the power to transform education systems.” Steve’s latest book: “Imperfect Leadership – A book for leaders who know they don’t know it all” was published by Crown House in July 2019. He is Visiting Professor at University College London Institute for Education and is Chair of the Teaching Awards Trust in the UK.

Plenary Session One

County Hall Suite

Opening remarks from Stephen Tierney, Chair, Headteacher’s Roundtable, Laura McInerney will provide a summary of the political landscape for the 2020’s and a keynote address from Prof Steve Munby titled “Imperfect Leadership”

Keynote sessions