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New EDT Trustees

Our passionate Board of Trustees are volunteers with a wide range of experience in many fields that enable them to take on the responsibility for the effective governance of EDT and help set the long-term strategy. 

This year, we are pleased to announce that we have new Trustees that have joined EDT, to help us continue to make a postitive difference in the lives of young people.

Dominic Waring

Dom is a qualified accountant and international Finance executive with more than 30% of his career based overseas. He holds a passion for business excellence, strategy and commercial success and has applied his expertise gained in complex and diversified industrial manufacturing and engineering environments across the globe in senior Finance roles within numerous multinational organisations in Sectors such as Aerospace, Defence, Energy and Telecommunications.

A strong supporter that young people in education are provided the best opportunities to progress into the world of work, he has previously worked with the Dept for Education as an external advisor

on their New Schools Network and Academy Ambassadors program also resulting in him formerly taking a role as Chair of Trustees for Salisbury 6th Form College. 

Iain Kinnis

Prior to early retirement, recognised as an energetic leader and senior manager with a record of delivering sustainable value through aligning the needs of stakeholders and building high performing teams.

Until recently, a Chartered Electrical Engineer, with over 25 years’ experience applying sound commercial and technical skills to diverse business areas within a multinational utility and the UK construction sector. Iain is an experienced governor / trustee / director in the education sector.

Robyn Vincent

Robyn Vincent has spent 10 years working for global technology company Dyson. Her roles have encompassed the corporate, philanthropic and education arms of the business, including programme management for the James Dyson Foundation (Dyson’s charity, which exists to inspire the next generation of engineers) and leadership of the regulatory affairs, communications and strategy functions of the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, a pioneering new higher education provider.


Olivier Usher

Oli is Head of Research and Evaluation at Challenge Works. Challenge Works, an enterprise of the innovation foundation Nesta, organises technology and social innovation competitions.

His background is in science communication and policy. Alongside work on Challenge Works programmes, he has advised governments in Europe, North America and the Middle East, as well as the European Commission, on how to deploy their R&D funding.

He previously worked as a journalist and as a public information officer for the European Space Agency.

Jonathan Simmons

Jonathan has over 35 years’ experience in strategy consulting helping a wide range of business on growth and acquisition strategy. He is particularly interested in helping U.K. companies with global competitiveness and international development.

He has a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Welcome to the team everyone!

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