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John Deans
Director

Co-founder John leads our publishing delivery work. An experienced publisher, developer and senior manager, he gained his experience in schools and ELT roles with global publishers, and in the hands-on technology leadership role of a digital publisher, from start-up to market leadership.

John is interested in the educational challenges set by technological and social change, with a critical eye on claims made for these. He’s an occasional ELT teacher and an experienced trainer.

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Sam Derby
Director

Co-founder Sam leads our consultancy and business development work. An experienced director, governor and senior manager, Sam’s time at Pearson – where he worked across professional development, qualifications, digital teaching and learning and publishing – established the foundation of his knowledge of the education world.

Sam is particularly interested in digital transformations in education, including culture change and agile methodologies. He is an experienced trainer, coach and mentor.

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Hannie Kirkham
Research and Business Development Manager
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Hannie Kirkham
Research and Business Development Manager

As Research and Business Development Manager, Hannie drives strategy and product development alongside thought leadership publications and events. An experienced educational publisher and school governor, Hannie is especially involved with our customer insights projects, including our Teacher Research Group.

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Keira Moulding
Research and Communications Project Lead
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Keira Moulding
Research and Communications Project Lead

As Research and Communications Project Lead, Keira runs our blog, newsletter and social media. She also manages the delivery of research and thought leadership projects, maintaining the highest standards as a member of the Market Research Society.

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Claire Gilbert
Head of Operations
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Claire Gilbert
Head of Operations

Claire is Head of Operations and works to improve our people and processes. She uses the digital expertise she gained in roles at Boardworks, Educake and her own business to work on client projects and champion EdTech at Oriel Square.

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Rezwan Miah
Business Administration Apprentice
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Rezwan Miah
Business Administration Apprentice

As Business Administration Apprentice, Rezwan is developing his operational knowledge at Oriel Square. He has a keen interest in business and finance and is motivated to support our growing company and to personally develop within the publishing and education industries.

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Helen Payne
Editorial Manager
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Helen Payne
Editorial Manager

Helen oversees the in-house editorial team, ensuring that projects are well resourced and completed to high quality on time. She previously managed the secondary science team at Pearson, and taught Chemistry and Physics up to A-level.

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Rebekkah Hughes
Design Manager
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Rebekkah Hughes
Design Manager

As Design Manager, Rebekkah oversees the creative side of our projects, including resource management, commissioning artwork, illustrators and designers, as well as fulfilling our internal design needs. Rebekkah has held roles in adult education and training and holds a master’s degree in Graphic Design which informs her approach to design process and management.

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Liz
Cremona-Howard
Editorial Manager
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Liz
Cremona-Howard
Editorial Manager

Editorial Manager Liz has more than a decade of experience in educational publishing, including working as an editor and publisher in-house at Pearson. With specialist expertise in primary English, Liz has led a number of complex print and digital publishing projects.

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Maegan
Dobson-Sippy
Editorial Project Leader
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Maegan
Dobson-Sippy
Editorial Project Leader

As Editorial Project Leader, Maegan manages the day-to-day running of editorial and publishing projects. With a background working in visual publishing in India and in the international education teams at OUP and Pearson, she has specialist expertise in international curricula.

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Lyn Roberts
Editorial Project Leader
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Lyn Roberts
Editorial Project Leader

As Editorial Project Leader, Lyn manages digital and non-digital projects. With her extensive project management experience across different sectors, Lyn previously commissioned learning materials at CGP. Lyn is interested in new methods of language teaching, and in inclusive education.

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Imaan Munir
Editorial and Publishing Assistant
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Imaan Munir
Editorial and Publishing Assistant

As Editorial and Publishing Assistant, Imaan works to support the editorial team and is keen to make a difference by ensuring educational resources are inclusive and representative. She also contributes to research and training initiatives, as well as developing our blog and social media content.

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Eva Steenhuis
Editorial and Publishing Assistant
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Eva Steenhuis
Editorial and Publishing Assistant

As Editorial and Publishing Assistant, Eva works primarily with the editorial team to support the smooth running of our publishing projects. She also contributes to research, as well as developing our blog and social media content.

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Mairi Hamilton
Commissioning Editor
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Mairi Hamilton
Commissioning Editor

Commissioning Editor Mairi is our subject champion for ELT and holds an MSc in Publishing. She taught English in Germany and worked in the ELT division at OUP, as an editor and project manager across print and digital for courses published worldwide.

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Claire Dobson
Commissioning Editor
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Claire Dobson
Commissioning Editor

Commissioning Editor Claire came to publishing after completing her PhD in Evolution, and now specialises in science education and blended learning. She is also our biological sciences subject champion, and is passionate about promoting inclusion and representation in education.

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Lauren Spence
Development Editor
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Lauren Spence
Development Editor

Development Editor Lauren has authored and edited in educational publishing since 2014. She specialises in EdTech, bridging content pedagogy and platform functionality in her previous roles at Boardworks and OUP. She’s also our humanities subject champion.

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Kristina Wearing
Senior Editor
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Kristina Wearing
Senior Editor

Kristina moved from teaching to educational publishing in 2017. Her previous experience includes working on Global Learning and assessment materials at Pearson and ELT resources at Macmillan Education. As Senior Editor, Kristina is also our secondary English subject champion.

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