Al describes himself as a man of two hats, with one he the is CEO of the EdTech company, NetSupport, with almost 30 years’ experience in educational technology and digital safeguarding.
With his other, and with a passion for education and, in particular edtech, governance and raising organisational performance, Al has undertaken numerous roles in education, including being Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust and of an Alternative Provision Academy. He is chair of his regions Governors’ Leadership Group and chairs the regional SEND Board.
With 20+ years of governance experience, Al also sits on the Regional Schools Directors Advisory Board for the East of England, is an FED Council member, Chair of the BESA EdTech Group and chairs his regional Employment and Skills Board.
A well-known face in EdTech around the world, Al is also the author of “My Secret #EdTech Diary” , “My School Governance Handbook” and co-author of “A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education”. Al writes and speaks internationally on the effective use of Educational Technology and is a Forbes Technology Council Member. Al continues to support schools and EdTech vendors with consulting and mentoring – as well as writing for the wider education community and speaking at events.