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Zofia Niemtus

Zofia Niemtus is an education journalist and former English teacher. She was editor of The Guardian’s Teacher Network and Higher Education Network, and has written for publications including the Times Education Supplement, New York Magazine, and The Daily Telegraph.

Julie Henry

Julie Henry is an education journalist who writes for The Observer, Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. She was Education Correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph from 2003 to 2013.


Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a British neuroscientist and Professor of Cognitive Development at the University of Cambridge, where she leads the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group.

She is known for her research into the development of the adolescent brain, as explored in her popular TED Talk entitled The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain - which has now been viewed more than four million times.

Dr Paul Litchfield

Paul Litchfield is a physician, former chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and adviser to several multinational companies on employee wellbeing. He is a world-leading expert on the science of wellbeing, and his work has shaped both government policy and corporate practices in the UK and beyond.

Professor Lord Richard Layard

Richard Layard is a labour economist and Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. His best-selling 2005 book Happiness: Lessons from a New Science was translated into 20 languages, and he is renowned for his groundbreaking work on the economics of happiness, arguing that governments should focus on policies that promote wellbeing, rather than just economic growth. He is the co-founder of Action for Happiness, an international movement to promote a happier way of living.

Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon is a leading contemporary historian, educationalist, commentator and political author. He was a transformative head of Brighton College and Wellington College, and now Epsom College, and before that, he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. He is author or editor of over 50 books on contemporary history, politics and education, including the inside books on the last six British Prime Ministers. He was the co-founder and first director of the Institute for Contemporary British History, is co-founder of Action for Happiness, and was honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street. He wrote “The Fourth Education Revolution” about the impact of AI on education, and has helped found the Bourne Epsom Protocol to help schools and colleges understand how AI can be optimally used.

Aishat Ola-Said

Aishat Ola-Said is Global Manager of Early Careers at Colt Technology Services, the global technology company, where she oversees the recruitment and development of school leavers and graduates. Prior to Colt, she held senior HR positions in a number of global companies, specialising in early careers recruitment and talent development.

Dale Gall

Dale Gall is the founder of AdaEdTech and former CEO of MullenLowe Group UK. In 2017, Dale was awarded Fellowship status to the IPA (Institute of Practitioners of Advertising); a lifetime achievement award for “outstanding service to the industry”.

Dr Taryn Morgan

Taryn Morgan is VP of Athletic and Personal Development at IMG Academy, where she works with student athletes to help them reach their goals in and out of sport. Her specialisms include strength and conditioning, sport science, mental conditioning, nutrition, leadership, vision training, and sports medicine.

Dr Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon is a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. In addition, Dr Gordon is a member of the Management Committee for the University College London’s Centre for Educational Neuroscience, and Chair of the Faculty Education Forum for the UCL Institute of Education.

Dr Marguerite Müller

Marguerite Müller is a lecturer in Education and Society and leads the MA Education Management programme at King’s College London. Marguerite has taught in various educational contexts from South Korea to South Africa.

Nigel Sullivan

Nigel Sullivan is Bupa’s Chief People and Sustainability Officer. Before joining the healthcare provider and insurer, he was Human Resources Director for TalkTalk and HR Director for Sales and Marketing worldwide for Rover Group. He has also worked in Human Resources at Nortel Networks, Marconi and the logistics group Wincanton plc.

Nishma Shah

Nishma Shah is Senior Sustainability Leader at Legal and General, the global financial services company and investor, where she helps lead the organisation’s sustainability programme. Prior to Legal and General, Nishma was Sustainability Lead for Roche, the pharmaceutical company, and Group Head of Communications and CR for Experian.

With special thanks:

Georgia Scarr, Kisum Chan, Sarah Osborne-James, Rosy Clark, Adam Stevens, Dr Leslie Williams, Dr Kate Erricker, Amit Jain, Andrew Lancaster, Roo Stenning, Yasmin Nasif, Dr Mark Starbuck, Barrie Scrymgeour, Nicole Sargeant, Dr Elise Ecoff, Dr Jane Gaskell, Mema Caset, Richard Seymour, and Patrick Watt.

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