Claire Burton joined the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) as Chief Executive Officer on 5 January 2015.
Her previous roles include:
- Acting Director of Academies at the Department for Education (DfE)
- Head of Apprenticeships at the DfE and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
She holds a BA (Hons) in modern foreign languages.
CEO and Accounting Officer, STA
The chief executive is responsible for the day-to-day management of the agency and reports to the Secretary of State for Education. As accounting officer, the chief executive is also responsible for keeping records and overseeing how the agency spends its money.