- Position: Senior External Advisor
- Organisation: McKinsey & Company
- Country: United Kingdom
Previously Director Apple Education EMEA, then Director Apple Education China/AsiaPAC. Led the team who built Education Podcasting, project managed the launch of iTunes U throughout UK, Europe then China, worked on the development of Apple Education mobile strategy, iOS Education APPs. Developed the SEED CSR project in China, a collaboration between Apple, Foxconn and Pearson. Executive Board of WideCells Group Plc, Group CBDO and EVP & Founder of Wideacademy.
Currently; Senior External Advisor to McKinsey & Company on Health Tech and Education. Venture Partner at EDT Partnership, education sector consultancy and venture, Madrid, London, Singapore, Mexico & China. Trust Architect / Advisor at Immutable Insight, blockchain fund Germany. CEO & Founder Weaver (in stealth) developing dissemination of agriculture research (JV with NIAB University of Cambridge), thought leadership, insights and professional development for Farmers. Advisory Board Habit Learn Group, transcription, contextual search, Ai. Digital Director BSSF the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, creating an ecosystem dedicated to the challenges of the ecological and technical revolution. Advisor to Verum Capital, blockchain product development and business scale-up, Zurich. Special Advisor Area9 Capability B2B2C Adaptive LMS, Boston & Copenhagen. Advisor/contributor to CognitionX Conference. Fellow, The Royal Society of Arts, London.
Roles and responsibilities include; Director, Advisor and Mentor to a portfolio of both early stage and established education, health technology, blockchain and digital businesses, worldwide. Portfolio includes companies located in London, Munich, Berlin, Madrid, Dubai, Beijing, Texas and New York. Contribute across multiple disciplines including; venture capital, fundraising for early stage technology businesses. Business scale-up: strategy, BD, technology architecture and platform development, brand development, international engagement, channel partnerships, and content strategy/partnerships. Member of the Advisory Board of 8GT Fund, and 8GT Partner. Mentor at HenkelX, Telefonica WAYRA, Village Capital, Meaningful Business, and Founders Forum.