Dr Tim Coulson, Chief Executive of Unity Schools Partnership, has been recognised in the Birthday Honours List for services to education and awarded a CBE.
Tim has taught in five schools, including as Headteacher at William Tyndale Primary School in Islington, and worked in three local authorities – Reading, Camden and as Director of Education for Essex County Council – before becoming the first Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London.
Since 2017, he has been Chief Executive of Unity Schools Partnership, an academy trust of 30 primary, middle, secondary and special schools.
He has also carried out the voluntary role of Independent Chair of the Norwich Opportunity Area Partnership Board.
Tim said: “This award is for all the amazing people with whom I have had the good fortune to work with and alongside.
“So many of them have brought passion and determination to improve education and life chances for children and I am privileged to have seen the difference they have made.”