Former journalist, media CEO and Chair, Boarding School Partnerships
I am a former journalist who has been CEO of media and marketing companies in the UK, Europe and Australia. I was also Chair, for 15 years, of a charity supporting vulnerable young people in mainstream boarding schools throughout the UK. Today, I am a non-executive director of, and consultant to, media and financial companies in the UK, US and AsiaPacific. I am also Chair of Boarding School Partnerships, an agency of the Department for Education which helps facilitate boarding school places for children in and on the edge of local authority care. I also write the award-winning Flashes & Flames blog on global media.
Founder, Kitchen Table Partners
Former UN Assistant Secretary General
Founder, The Lighthouse Company
Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government
Independent Life Peer & Consultant