We are grateful for the support we receive from the members of our advisory councils, representing a range of industries, helping us increase the employability of young people throughout the UK. Their time, energy and strategic vision is instrumental to our success.

Working with Business Leaders to ensure the maximum number of young people are reached.

Terms of Reference

Chair of Business Leader Council:

Robert Marshall
CEO, Marshall Group

Members of Business Leader Council:

Helen Brown
Non Executive Director

Mary Curnock Cook
Formerly CEO of UCAS, now Council Member, The Open University

Russ Shaw
Founder, Tech London Advocates

Sherry L Coutu CBE
Founder and Chairman, Founders4Schools, also Trustee (assigned to report back to the Board on the Business Leader Council's work)

Vikki Kirby
Head of UK Corporate Communications, ‎XPO Logistics

Vin Murria
Founder, CEO & Non Executive Director

Working with the educator community to ensure the impact on young people is transformational.

Terms of Reference

Chair of Educational Impact Council:

Professor Rose Luckin
Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab

Members of Educational Impact Council:

Belinda Raynes
Founder, Forgather

Dr Mutlu Cukurova
UCL

Emily Margot
Programme Manager, JP Morgan

Jason Elsom
PopUp College

Kirsten Bodley
Chief Executive, WES (The Women's Engineering Society) and Trustee, Founders4Schools, (assigned to report back to the Board on the Educational Impact Council's work)

Kirstie Mackey
Director of LifeSkills & Consumer Affairs, Barclays

Sherry L Coutu CBE
Founder and Chairman, Founders4Schools

Simon Armitage
Stephen Perse Foundation

Tim Oates CBE
Group Director of Assessment Research and Development

Virginia Isaac
Chief Executive, Inspiring Futures

Helping Founders4Schools reach diverse audiences so they can reach their maximum potential.

Terms of Reference

Chair of Gender Diversity Council:

Lauren Garey
Banker/ Vice President, JP Morgan

Members of Gender Diversity Council:

Amy Clarke
Co Founder, Tribe Impact Capital

Anna Frankowska
Founder, Nightset

Anne Vigouroux
Senior Marketing Strategist, AXA

Catherine Brown
Non-Executive Director, Cabinet Office

Charlene Laidley
Women’s Economic Empowerment Campaigner & Entrepreneur

Diane Perlman
Marketing Communications Professional

Emily Cox
Director of Public Affairs, Virgin Money

Grace Maa
Co Founder & Producer, Isabella Forum

Jennie Byun
Co Founder & Producer, Isabella Forum

Jo Morrell
COO/Commercial Director, The Pool UK

Jo Tasker
Managing Director, Jo Tasker Consulting Ltd

Lynne Smitham
Co Founder & Trustee, The Kiawah Trust

Melissa Di Donato
Chief Revenue Officer, SAP S4HANA Cloud and Trustee, Founders4Schools (assigned to report back to the Board on the Gender Diversity Council's work)

Nicola Ruane
Senior Manager Sustainable Business & Finance, EY

Praseeda Nair
Journalist, Vitesse Media

Rowena Ironside
Chair and Founder, Women on Boards UK

Sarah Luxford
Director, Nexec Leaders & Co Founder, TLA Women in Tech

Shivvy Jervis
Tech Futurist, Speaker & Digital Consultant

Sonal Patel
CEO, GMSP Foundation, & Founder, Shriyani

Sue Black
UK Government Advisor, Technology Evangelist & Digital Skills

Sue Higgins
Association of State Girls' Schools

Su Liu
VP Trading, Goldman Sachs & Co Founder, Shoutwave

Helping Founders4Schools get its services to market via a range of marketing channels.

Terms of Reference

Chair of Marketing Council:

Edward Goff
Marketing Director, EE

Members of Marketing Council:

Danielle Restivo
Head of Global Communications, S/4HANA Cloud at SAP

Dylan Williams
Chief Strategy Officer, Droga5

Jamal Benmiloud
Founder, EARN Studios

Janet Coyle
Principal Adviser, London & Partners

Marc Allera
Chief Executive EE and Trustee, Founders4Schools, (assigned to report back to the Board on the Marketing Council's work)

Michael Hayman MBE
Co Founder, Seven Hills

Oli Barrett MBE
Co Founder, StartUp Britain

Oliver Beach
Education and Partnerships Manager, Kano

Sigrid Daniel
Owner & Principal, Sigrid Daniel Associates

Sofia Fenichell
CEO & Founder, Mrs. Wordsmith

Tabitha Goldstaub
Co Founder, CognitionX

Ting Wang
Director, River and Hill Ltd

Our advisors across Scotland helping us boost youth employability in partnership with the Scottish government.

Terms of Reference

Members of Scottish Council:

Abigail Kinsella
Principal Officer, Glasgow City Council

Alasdair Gunn
Director, Framewire

Alexandra Mancini
Senior Marketing Manager, Navitas

Alexandra Stein
Head of Enterprise and Investment, Scottish Government

Alison Henderson
CEO, Dundee Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Boyle
Owner, Accelerate 90

Andy Maxton
Manager, DYW Inverness

Angela Vettraino
DYW Manager, DYW Dundee and Angus

Anne Gillies
Opps for All Manager, Highland Council

Audrey May
Chief Education Officer, Dundee City Council

Barry McCulloch
Senior Policy Advisor, FSB

Bob Keiler
Business Advisor, AB15

Brad Mackay
Professor, St Andrew’s University

Carole Sneddon
Opps for All Manager, Aberdeen City Council

Chris Van der Kuyl
Chairman, 4 Studios

Clare Baird
Manager, DYW Ayrshire

Colin Adams
Member, Informatics Ventures

Craig Johnstone
CEO & Founder, Giglets Education

Damien Yeates
CEO, Skills Development Scotland

David Millar
Technology Accelerator Director, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre

David Romilly
Founder, Waracle

David Watt
CEO, IOD Scotland

David White
Chair, DYW Forth Valley

Donna Chisholm
Head, Sectors Team, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Dr Meryl James
Professional Development Officer, University of Strathclyde

Ewan Hunter
CEO, The Hunter Foundation

Fiona Godsman
Chief Executive, Scottish Institute for Enterprise

Fiona Lees
Chief Executive, East Ayrshire Council

Gareth Williams
CEO, Skyscanner

Geoff Leask
CEO, Young Enterprise Scotland

George Boag
Director, Skills Development Scotland

Gillian Easson
Director, Creative Dundee

Gillian Hamilton
CEO, Scottish Council for Educational Leadership

Gordon Merrylees
Head of Entrepreneurship, RBS

Graeme Malcolm
Founder, m2lasers

Grant Ritchie
Principal, Dundee & Angus College

Heather Hughes
Head of Enterprising Schools, Scottish Government

Helen Winton
Manager, Scottish Schools Education Research Centre

Hugh Aitken
Director, CBI Scotland

Hugh McAloon
Deputy Director, Scottish Government

Ian Burgoyne
Head of Education, East Ayrshire Counci

Ian Ritchie
Founder, Coppertop

Jackie Doyle
Director, Oil & Gas, Opportunity North East

James Bream
Director of Policy, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

James Stuart
Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Scotland

Jamie Coleman
Chairman, Codebase

Jane Martin
Managing Director of Customer Operations, Scottish Enterprise

Janette Kelso
Professional Development Officer, University of Strathclyde

Jen Henderson
Manager, DYW Forth Valley

Jim Wilson
Head of Service, Glasgow City Council

John Andreson
Head of SME Engagement, Strathclyde University

John Swinney
Deputy First Minister, Scottish Government

Julie Ashworth
Winning Scotland Foundation, Broad Reach

Karen Clarke
Manager, Elevator

Katherine McNab
HE and Employer Partnerships, Scottish Government

Ken Shaw
Head of Employability and Talent Development, Edinburgh City Council

Kevin Kelman
Chief Education Officer, Stirling Council

Kraig Brown
Partnerships & Development Manager, Digital Xtra Fund

Laurie O'Donnell
Founder, Learning and Technology Futures

Leona Seaton
Director, DYW Glasgow

Lesley Thomson
Founder, Spreng Thomson

Liz Mcareavey
CEO, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Louise MacDonald
CEO, Young Scot

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne
Founder, Genius Food Ltd

Lynn Blaikie
Manager, Stirling University Innovation Park

Malcolm Buchanan
Chairman, RBS

Mandy Toogood
Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland

Marie Clare Tully
Chief Executive, Columba 1400

Marie Swinney
Policy Lead, Scottish Government

Marion Beattie
Head of Employers Services, Skills Development Scotland

Mark Armstrong
Schools Programme Manager, Young Enterprise Scotland

Mark Kerr
Head of Scotland, LDC

Mark Steell
Development Advisor, Scottish Government

Michael Hayes
Founder, Rookie Oven

Michael Timmins
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Michelle Fenwick
Manager, DYW Edinburgh, Mid and East Lothian

Morag Arnot
Executive Director, Winning Scotland Foundation

Paul Clancy
Executive Director, Dundee City Council

Polly Purvis
CEO, Scotland IS

Rachel Elliot
Manager, DYW North East

Rob Woodward
CEO, STV Group

Sandy Kennedy
CEO, Entrepreneurial Scotland

Sarah Griffiths
Senior Policy Officer, Scottish Government

Sarah Hart
Head of Employer Infrastructure, Scottish Government

Shona McKnight
Development Officer, Dundee City Council

Sir Tom Hunter
Chair, The Hunter Foundation

Steve Dunlop
CEO, Scottish Canals

Steve Harrison
Project Manager, Scottish Enterprise

Stewart Carruth
Chief Executive, Stirling Counci

Stuart Patrick
CEO, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Susan Deacon
Chair, IOD Scotland

Tiffany Wood
Royal Society Industry Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Val Russell
CEO, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

Veronica Lynch
Director of Business Development, Dundee and Angus College

Helping Founders4Schools use technology for the benefit of our stakeholders and provide a competitive advantage.

Terms of Reference

Chair of Technology Council:

Joanne Hannaford
Partner, Goldman Sachs and Trustee, Founders4Schools (assigned to report back to the Board on the Technology Council's work)