James Turner

Deputy Chief Executive

James led the Sutton Trust’s successful bid to the Department for Education to establish the Education Endowment Foundation in 2011, and undertook the role of interim Chief Executive, overseeing the set up of the EEF as a charity, its infrastructure and grant-making process. 

He then served as a Trustee of the EEF on behalf of the Sutton Trust while working as the Trust's Director of Programmes and Partnerships, before becoming the EEF's first Deputy Chief Executive in September 2015. 

He sits on the board of PRIME, The Brilliant Club and accessprofessions.com, and is one of the founder directors of The Children’s University.