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.

  • Sherry Coutu

    Sherry Coutu

    CBE, Founder, CEO

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

  • Kate Walker

    Kate Walker

    Director of Education

    Kate is Director of Education. She has a background in education, coaching and research.

  • Iain Herd

    Iain Herd

    General Manager

    Iain heads up our B2C service Workfinder, and comes to us from Skype where he was Global Product Marketing Director.  Prior to that he was with Vodafone and Paypal. He is an engineer by training.

  • Tanya Hassan

    Tanya Hassan

    Director of Philanthropy

    Tanya heads up our fundraising, and came to us with nearly 20 years of experience in the voluntary sector within fundraising, communications and senior management.  Her earlier experience was with advertising agencies in media planning and negotiations with media owners.

  • Simon Tucker

    Simon Tucker

    Chief Financial Officer

    Simon has a background in finance and scaling up technology companies.  He is employed by the FD Centre but on contract with us 3 days per week.

  • Pete Ure

    Pete Ure

    Data Insight Manager

    Pete heads up Insight Reporting and Analytics for both Founders4Schools and Workfinder. He has extensive experience of analytical roles in the nonprofit, governmental and financial services sectors.


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.