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 Founders4Schools

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

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    Alison Rowan McEwan

    Executive Director

    Alison is our Executive Director at F4S. She has over 20 years of experience in project, stakeholder and contract management, particularly in the public sector having previously worked on projects for the Scottish and UK governments and the European Union. As a communications and marketing specialist, Alison has a passion for projects focused on STEM, innovation and entrepreneurship particularly in facilitating impactful engagement between business, industry and education.

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    Jonathan Dunn

    Finance Manager

    Jonathan is responsible for the charity's finances and is Company Secretary. He is an experienced accountant who specialises in supporting charities, SMEs and schools to deliver growth, efficiency, profitability and working capital improvements following a successful career with major accountancy and insurance firms, start ups and the government.


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 maintain and enhance our platform and services - To help educators improve the life chances of students by giving them access to business leaders in their community.

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