App dev: Business models App dev: Marketing
Former jackaroo and farmer.
Studied marketing at Chilsholm Institute (now Monash University- dropped out) topped the PR diploma course at the London School of Public Relations.
Set up and ran Educational Communications (Aust.) then sold it to EdComs (UK). Moved with my wife to San Francisco (she was a VP at Encyclopedia Britannica during the first dot.com boom).
Provided seed funding for ScienceAgoGo, investor in and director of unlisted public company NetSchool, director of consultancy Orange Clock (Aust) and a founding director of Sponsorship Australia.
Two years working in Whitehall as Senior Manager at DfES Business Development Unit (team brought in £10m+ sponsorship p.a.).
Set up UK education business intelligence report, the assignment report (sold to Meissa Ltd).
Set up Tutpup with Paul Birch - sold business (equity swap) to MindCandy (MoshiMonsters).
Shareholder and former director at Meissa Ltd a UK boutique M&A and advisory business (education sector).
Served on Home Office's Independent Monitoring Board at Wormwood Scrubs Prison (2007- 2009).
Judge 2012 Learning Without Frontiers Edu Tech Startup Pitch Fest.
Advisor - EC1 Capital http://www.ec1capital.com
Consulting clients include:
- DC Thomson
- TSL Education (owners of the Times Education Supplement)
- Twig Films (winners of the 2012 BETT & ERA awards)
- India Today Group (ULearnToday)
- AQA (UK's number 1 UK exam board)
- Lloyds Development Capital (LDC)
- Lyceum Capital
- Boomerang Ed
Menor Springboard Accelerator (2012).
Speaking engagements inc:
- Whitehall Government Sponsorship Steering Committee
- Independent Publishers Association Education Special Interest Group
- Education Investor Summit 2012
- Technology Education Summit 2012
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