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

Founders4Schools Business Leaders Advisory Council

Founders4Schools is committed to helping young people succeed in the ever-changing world of work. We enable young people to understand the world they will enter upon leaving formal education; raise their aspirations and attainment levels; encourage them to take opportunities, and develop the skills and competencies required to succeed through real-world learning.

The Business Leaders Advisory Council is comprised of leaders knowledgeable about the business community, and how it can best support the work of Founders4Schools.

The Advisory Council will help Founders4Schools to:

Focus on those sectors of the business community able to best support its work

Develop its contacts with business leaders

Identify funding opportunities for the charity

The Advisory Council will meet 4 times a year, with additional meetings to be agreed by members if required.

Members will have access to information and support from Founders4Schools staff to inform their discussions.

Chair of Business Leader Council:

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Robert Marshall

CEO, Marshall Group


Members of Business Leader Council:

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Eben Upton

CEO, Raspberry Pi Trading

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Helen Brown

Non Executive Director

James Bilefield

Senior Independent Director & Chair Designate, SThree

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Liz Upton

Director of Communications, Raspberry Pi Foundation

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Mary Curnock Cook

Formerly CEO of UCAS, now Council Member, The Open University

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Russ Shaw

Founder, Tech London Advocates

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Sherry L Coutu CBE

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

Tasha Morrison

Final Year Business Computing Student, Brunel University

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Vikki Kirby

Corporate Storyteller, The Consultancy Company

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Vin Murria

Founder, CEO & Non Executive Director


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


Terms of Reference

Founders4Schools Diversity Advisory Council

The Diversity Advisory Council has been formed to provide guidance and support to the execution of the Founders4Schools diversity plan and its objectives.

There will be 5 meetings per annum, (March, May, July, September, November)

The agenda for each meeting will include:

A review of the diversity plan – progress against the key initiatives

A discussion on how the advisory committee can help support on the key immediate problems and challenges within the diversity plan

A discussion on how the advisory committee can help support on the key focus areas

Key Focus Areas:

Increase F4S capacity to inspire more girls into STEM

To help young people understand the benefits of diversity (of thinking, skills, industry) – shaping/challenging perceptions

Consider if there are other ways to influence female students beyond speakers

Generate ideas for 1-2 Thought Leadership publications

Host 3 Diversity Events per annum

Launch project/campaign focusing on increasing F4S’ inventory of Female Speakers

Review diversity data and determine how best to leverage it for maximum impact & visibility

Chair of Diversity Council:

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Lauren Garey

UK Head of Female Client Strategy, J.P. Morgan


Members of Diversity Council:

Amy Clarke

Co Founder, Tribe Impact Capital

Anna Frankowska

Founder, Nightset

Anne Vigouroux

International Internal Communication Officer, AXA Corporate Solutions

Catherine Brown

Non-Executive Director, Cabinet Office

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Charlene Laidley

Founder & CEO, FutureProof Foundation

Claire Calmejane

Director of Innovation at Lloyds Banking Group & Expert for Tech City UK

Diane Perlman

Marketing Communications Professional

Francesca Howland

CEO, Bimble HQ

Grace Maa

Co Founder & Producer, Isabella Forum

Jennie Byun

Co Founder & Producer, Isabella Forum

Jo Morrell

Managing Editor, Telegraph Media Group Ltd

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Jo Tasker

Managing Director, Jo Tasker Consulting Ltd

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Maggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International

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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)

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Nadia Woodhouse

Operations Lead – Global Center for Board Matters, Ernst & Young

Praseeda Nair

Journalist, Vitesse Media

Sarah Luxford

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

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Shivvy Jervis

Tech Futurist and Broadcaster

Sue Higgins

Association of State Girls' Schools

Su Liu

Head of UK Inflation Trading, BNP Paribas


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


Terms of Reference

Founders4Schools Educational Impact Advisory Council

Founders4Schools is committed to helping young people succeed in the ever-changing world of work. We enable young people to understand the world they will enter upon leaving formal education; raise their aspirations and attainment levels; encourage them to take opportunities, and develop the skills and competencies required to succeed through real-world learning.

Our work and strategies are driven by impact and we measure our success by the scale of our achievements as indicated by our KPIs and performance data. We wish to gain and use robust insight into our impact on students in order to help guide the service we provide and offer thought leadership to the education sector, school leaders, and teachers in their efforts to better equip young people for the jobs of tomorrow.

The Educational Impact Advisory Council is a group comprised of senior cross-sector partners knowledgeable about best practice in impact who will provide guidance, support and strategic direction to Founders4Schools on matters relating to the impact of its services on young people.

The Advisory Council will help Founders4Schools to:

Prioritise and determine the strategic focus of Founders4Schools’ impact measurement;

Develop a robust and credible evaluation process. Provide advice and comment on the suitability of the evaluation methodologies and reporting;

Identify strategic themes arising from evaluation findings;

Ensure the products of the evaluation add value to the strategic/policy debates over employability for young people.

The Advisory Council will meet 4 times a year, with additional meetings to be agreed by members if required.

Members will have access to information and support from Founders4Schools staff to inform their discussions.

Chair of Educational Impact Council:

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Professor Rose Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab


Members of Educational Impact Council:

Belinda Raynes

Founder, Forgather

Caroline Wiertz

Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, City University London

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Dr Mutlu Cukurova

Lecturer in Digital Technologies in Education, UCL Knowledge Lab

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Emily Margot

Programme Manager, JP Morgan

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Jen Lexmond

Founder & CEO, EasyPeasy

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Jo Cruse

Education consultant and Co-Founder of MacroAdventure

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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)

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Kirstie Mackey

Director of LifeSkills & Consumer Affairs, Barclays

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Sherry L Coutu CBE

Founder and Chairman, Founders4Schools

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Simon Armitage

Assistant Head (Educational Opportunities), The Perse School, Cambridge

Tim Oates CBE

Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment

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Virginia Isaac

Director Alter Via Ltd. Chair Career Management Quality Alliance and Director of University Relations CUG. Formerly CEO of Inspiring Futures.


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


Terms of Reference

Founders4Schools Marketing Advisory Council

The Marketing Advisory Council has been formed to provide guidance and support to the execution of the Founders4Schools marketing plan and its objectives (KPIs)

There will be 6 formal meetings per annum.

The agenda for each meeting will include:

  • A review of the marketing plan – progress against the key initiatives and KPIs
  • A round table discussion on how the advisory committee can help support on the key immediate problems and challenges within the marketing plan
  • A round table discussion on how the advisory committee can help support on the key focus areas for the year

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

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Jack Parsons

CEO, Big Youth Group

Janet Coyle

Principal Adviser, London & Partners

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Jenk Oz

CEO of iCoolKid

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Jessica Butcher MBE

Co-Founder & Director, Blippar

Michael Hayman MBE

Co Founder, Seven Hills

Oli Barrett MBE

Co Founder, StartUp Britain

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Oliver Beach

Campus Director, Flatiron School

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Shira Feuer

VP Marketing, SAM Labs

Sigrid Daniel

Owner & Principal, Sigrid Daniel Associates

Sofia Fenichell

CEO & Founder, Mrs. Wordsmith

Tabitha Goldstaub

Co Founder, CognitionX

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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

 

No 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
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 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
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
Lorraine Ross
Development Officer of Enterprising Schools, Scottish Government
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
Sir Tom Hunter
Chair, The Hunter Foundation
Steve Dunlop
CEO, Scottish Canals
Steve Harrison
Project Manager, Scottish Enterprise
Steven Turnbull
Senior Engagement Manager, DYW Employer Engagement Team
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

Founders4Schools Technology Advisory Council

 

Founders4Schools is committed to helping young people succeed in the ever-changing world of work. We enable young people to understand the world they will enter upon leaving formal education; raise their aspirations and attainment levels; encourage them to take opportunities, and develop the skills and competencies required to succeed through real-world learning.

The Technology Advisory Council provides advice and support to Founders4Schools to help it use technology for the benefit of its stakeholders, and to ensure the charity maintains a competitive advantage.

The Advisory Council will help Founders4Schools to:

  • Recruit the best people possible to technology roles
  • Access additional expertise through activities such as hackathons
  • Access specialist advice and support on one-off issues

 

The Advisory Council’s Chair will consult experts in the technology field as required, rather than hold formal meetings.

There will be access to information and support from Founders4Schools staff as needed

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)