Toby Greany is Professor of Leadership and Innovation and Director of the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL) at the UCL Institute of Education. Before joining the IOE in 2013 Toby was Director of Research and Policy and Executive Director of Leadership Development at the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) for seven years. Before NCSL Toby worked for the Design Council, the Campaign for Learning, as Special Adviser to the Education and Skills Select Committee and for the Cabinet Office. He has taught in Brazil, China and the UK. Toby’s research is focused on understanding the ways in which educational policy and practice interact and the roles of leadership agency and evidence in this process.