Department of Education

Ray Shostak

Honorary Norham Fellow

Ray Shostak, CBE was the Head of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, Director General Performance Management and member of the Board of Her Majesty’s Treasury from 2007 – 2011.

Previously, Ray served as Director of Public Services at HM Treasury and has had responsibility for a wide variety of public service and spending control issues, including education, local government, health, and the national performance framework. Additionally he had responsibility for a range of internal and cross-governmental projects including policy development and reviews of childcare, education, youth and public service inspection.

Prior to joining the Treasury, Ray was Director of Children, Schools and Families at Hertfordshire County Council, where he set up the first fully integrated Children’s Service in local government. He has also worked as Head of Pupil Performance in the Department of Education and Skills; and, as well as teaching in both the US and UK, held a of senior positions in education departments in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex and Hertfordshire. Ray has degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Southern California.

Recently Ray has focused particularly on supporting governments in improving public services performance. His work has involved work on behalf of the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, GIZ, the IMF and directly with individual countries including Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, India, Korea, Paraguay, Albania, Romania and Kenya.

Ray was a member of the Board of the QCA, is a founding Trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation and Chair of the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies.

Ray was awarded a CBE for services to education by HM Queen in 2005.

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