Ron Glatter is Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management at the U.K.’s Open University, where he was a Professor for many years. Before that he was Reader in Educational Administration at the Institute of Education, University of London. He was the founding Secretary of what is now called the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS), later became its national Chair and is now its Honorary President. He was given the BELMAS Distinguished Service Award in 2007.
He has been involved in a variety of international activities, for example as UK Co-ordinator of the OECD’s international School Improvement Project and as a keynote speaker at an EU Presidency conference on education in Lisbon. He has researched and published extensively on educational governance and leadership, focusing most recently on critical analyses of structural reforms in education.
He was a member of the Council of the Institute of Education, University of London from 2004 to 2012 and is now a Visiting Professor at the Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was until recently a trustee of the Research and Information on State Education Trust (RISE), the Public Law Project (PLP) and the Advisory Centre for Education (ACE). He has been a governor of two secondary schools (one as Chair), a primary school, a college of further education and three higher education institutions, and is currently a trustee of the East Dacorum Co-operative Learning Trust comprising three secondary schools in Hertfordshire.