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 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.
Mandy is a journalist and communications officer. She is commentaries editor of University World News and was formerly features editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement. She is currently communications officer at the University of Cambridge and has freelanced for other universities and for the Russell Group. She has worked for the BBC, Community Care and for the writers’ organisation International PEN on threats to freedom of expression.
Professor Rose Luckin
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
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 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.
Anne has spent more than 30 years working in public relations and journalism, specialising in education. She has worked as a head of communications for two university colleges, two major education research organisations and was City & Guilds’ first press officer. She currently works as a freelance PR consultant and writer.
Jessica is a PR and communications consultant who specialises in the education sector. She has her own education communications consultancy, Sparrowhawk Communications. Jessica works with Multi-Academy Trusts, education technology companies, schools in both the state and independent sector and universities, among others.
Jessica spent almost 10 years at the Guardian, mostly as Education Correspondent, but also as one of the News Editors. She has worked at a senior level in communications for an agency of the Home Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and has been the Head of Communications and Campaigns for a national youth charity, as well as Head of Communications (Education and Student Affairs) for University College London.
Harriet is a journalist specialising in higher education. She has written about education for Research Professional News, Times Higher Education, The Guardian and Independent and teaches journalism at City, University of London.
Jim is a retired corporate accountant and treasurer who has worked in businesses across a diversity of fields including car manufacture, engineering & construction, los adjusting, business interruption settlement and valuable cargo logistics.
Jim has experience of working in large corporates, small management buy-outs and family run businesses at various levels, including chief financial officer as part of the senior management team.
Professor Samantha Twiselton, OBE
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 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 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|
|Sam Friedman||Senior Fellow at Institute for Government||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