About us

The Foundation is run by a passionate staff team and led by a board of experienced and committed Trustees.

Our team

EMILY EVANS
CEO and Founder

TIFFANY SMYLY
Programme Director

OLIVIA PLATMAN
Schools Relationship Manager

ROSE PALMER
Producer

CLAIRE BOSTON
Head of Design

BENJAMIN MCDONALD
Marketing and Administration Executive

OUR TRUSTEES

DANIEL FRANKLIN (CHAIR)
Executive and Diplomatic Editor of The Economist

MICHAEL BRUNT
Publisher and Chief Operating Officer at The Economist

NICK SHIPPIN
Director of Group Finance at The Economist Group

STEPHEN GODSELL
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary at Guardian Media Group

MARTYN CADDICK
Head of Philanthropy - Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences at The University of Edinburgh

KIKE AGUNBIADE
National Programme Director, Researchers in Schools at The Brilliant Club

COMPANY SECRETARY

ANNA SAMUELSSON
Deputy Company Secretary at The Economist Group

Our supporters

We're extremely grateful to the organisations that have made our work possible.

Collaboration

We collaborate to maximise our impact.

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