NACE CEO Sue Riley has over 20 years’ experience in education, charity and local authority. She has worked both in and with schools and colleges, leading and facilitating the development of curriculum, career, enrichment, learner support and teacher development services.

Over her career she has led projects for, amongst others, Aimhigher, DWP, DfE and the Careers and Enterprise Company. She has run a successful Education Business Partnership, one of the first in the country to gain the Award for Educational Business Excellence, launched an independent Matrix-accredited careers service and led a regional 14-19 diploma programme.

She is passionate about collaboration in education, and is currently working on a range of projects with MATs, TSAs, consortia and charities to support school leaders and practitioners enhance their policy and provision for more able. 

Chief Executive - Sue Riley