The EMC’s Board of Trustees is its main governing body. It sets the charity`s strategic aims and makes sure funds are spent wisely. Each of our trustees has made an outstanding contribution to the field of education, journalism or research:
Fran Abrams – Trustee
Fran is an education journalist and author who has worked for many organisations including the Sunday Times, the Independent and the BBC, where she regularly presented File on Four. Fran was the Chief Executive of EMC from 2016 – 2021 and is currently a Managing Trustee.
Professor Rose Luckin – Trustee
Rose is Chair of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab. She has been developing and writing about the learning sciences, educational technology and Artificial Intelligence in education for over 20 years and is director of EDUCATE, a London hub for Educational Technology Start Ups, researchers and educators.
Dr Andrew Morris – Chair
Andrew is an education consultant and honorary associate professor at the UCL Institute of Education, specialising in the use of evidence across research, policy and practice. He was formerly Director of the National Educational Research Forum (NERF) in England and Director of Development at City and Islington College.
Ian Nash – Trustee
Ian is an independent education journalist and media consultant focussing on Further and Adult Education. He was formerly Assistant Editor at the Times Education Supplement, where he created FE Focus.
Professor Sir Peter Scott – Trustee
Peter is currently Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London. As a specialist in higher education he was previously editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) and subsequently Vice Chancellor of Kingston University.
Jessica Shepherd – Trustee
Jessica is an education communications and PR specialist who works across the sector with Multi-Academy Trusts, universities, education companies and more. She is The Guardian’s former Education Correspondent.
Jim Turner – Treasurer
Jim is a qualified accountant and treasurer. Since 2018 Jim has been a governor for a health sector charity.
Professor Samantha Twiselton, OBE – Trustee
Sam is the Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University where she specialises in teacher education and curriculum development. Sam is a Vice President to the Chartered College of Teaching and has been involved in influencing Government policy on teacher education.
Steve Whitley – Trustee
Steve has worked for several decades in EdTech, within local education authorities, commercial organisations and ultimately with his own company EdTech Consulting. He was previously Commercial Director of the British Education Suppliers Association and is a managing trustee at EMC.
Caroline Wright – Trustee
Caroline is Director General of BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association and serves on a range of Government and sector advisory boards. She is a school governor in London and is a motivational speaker for schools and young people.
|Andrew Adonis||Labour Peer|
Former education minister
|John Dunford||Former General Secretary of ASCL|
|Greg Dyke||Former Director-General of the BBC|
|Judith Judd||Former editor of TES and|
Education Editor of the Independent
|Sue Littlemore||Former CEO EMC and|
BBC education correspondent
|Estelle Morris||Founding Patron. Labour Peer|
Former Secretary of State for Education
|Nick Pearce||Professor, Director, Institute for Policy Research,|
University of Bath
|David Puttnam||Labour peer|
Film Producer, Chairman of Atticus Education
|Andreas Schleicher||Director for Education and Skills, OECD|
|Gillian Shephard||Conservative Peer|
Former Secretary of State for Education
|Phil Willis||Liberal Democrat Peer|
Chair, National Plan for Sport and Recreation
|Wendy Berliner||Writer, Author & Journalist|
|Sir Jon Coles||CEO, United Learning|
|Professor Joelle Fanghanel||Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of West London|
|Jonathan Haslam||Director, Institute for Effective Education|
|Professor Steve Higgins||Professor of Education, Durham University|
|Dame Alison Peacock||CEO, Chartered College of Teaching|
|Professor Judy Sebba||Professor of Education, Rees Centre,|
University of Oxford
|Professor Anna Vignoles||Professor of Education, University of Cambridge|
|Dr Emma Wisby||Head of Policy and Public Affairs,|
UCL Institute of Education