Founders4Schools was founded in 2011 by Sherry Coutu CBE. She and the leadership team are supported by a board of Advisers and Trustees drawn from the worlds of technology and education.

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    Sherry Coutu

    Founder and MD of Workfinder

    Sherry serves as a chairman and CEO and has a background in technology as a CEO and a angel investor.

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    Stewart Carruth

    Chief Executive Officer

    Stewart is an inspirational leader with a broad pedigree formed across a range of organisations in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. Prior to Founders4Schools, Stewart was CEO of Stirling Council (Scotland), and remains a Board Member of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) and member of Entrepreneurial Scotland. He climbs and coaches rugby in his spare time.

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    Jason Elsom

    Chief Operating Officer

    Jason Elsom is Founders4Schools' Chief Operating Officer. Early Tech Sector CEO, Educational Leader and Board Member.

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    Teck Kua

    Financial Director

    Teck is a professional senior leader with over 25 years of management experience (in both the public and private sectors) and a proven track record in improving the financial position of the organisations.

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    Susan Arndt

    Delivery Director

    Susan is our Delivery Director, ensuring we as an organisation deliver on our commitments and leading the Engineering Team. Susan has helped worked in or with seven start-ups, is an experienced Chairman, and has delivered complex major projects for some of Britain's most well-known companies.

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    Andrew Miller

    Head of Engineering and provides technical leadership to our development team

    Andrew is our Head of Engineering and leads our development team across Founders4Schools and Workfinder. He started his career at Ocado Technology before joining Founders4Schools in 2015. His background ranges from designing and building web projects to automating infrastructure.

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    Morag Pavich

    Head of Community Engagement for the West of Scotland

    Morag Pavich is the Head of Community Engagement for the West of Scotland. She brings a a wealth of senior management experience in stakeholder relations and communications across corporate, entrepreneurial and philanthropic sectors.

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    Rosalind Stuart

    Head of Community Engagement for the East of Scotland

    Rosalind Stuart is Head of Community Engagement for the East of Scotland. She has a background in secondary education, careers guidance and pastoral care.

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    Sonia Russell-Watson

    Head of Community Engagement for the North of Scotland

    Sonia is the Head of Community Engagement for the North of Scotland. Following work in the biotechnology industry and academia, Sonia moved into working in Public Engagement, inspiring people of all ages about the importance of STEM in everyday life.

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    Anna Machin

    Company Secretary

    Anna serves as our Company Secretary and is an award-winning chartered secretary with a background working in academy schools and start-up education charities.


Founders4Schools has the support of many stakeholders from the worlds of education, philanthropy, banking that support our important work.

Advisory board

Founders4Schools has an incredible network of advisors from the worlds of education and technology who help shape our future by way of strategic support and guidance.


Founders4Schools has an experienced team of staff who work full-time to maintain and enhance our platform and services - To help teachers and improve the life chances of students by giving them access to business leaders in their community.