Mike’s background is in business, education, the Army and sport. From 2008 to 2010, he was managing director of the innovative maths education business Numicon, now run by Oxford University Press. He chaired the steering group from which National Numeracy arose and was appointed as the charity’s founding Chief Executive.
Previous to this, Mike was an international sportsman and an officer in the Parachute Regiment. On leaving the Paras, he gained an MBA from Cranfield and spent two years working in the City. He has been a primary school governor and is a volunteer Adult Maths tutor at Sussex Downs College. He currently holds a Guinness World Record for fastest marathon carrying a 20lbs pack (2 hours 56 minutes).
Mike leads the team at National Numeracy's Lewes office.
National Relationship Manager
Sally works closely with employers in the UK to put a spotlight on the issue surrounding numeracy in the workplace.
Working across sectors such as the NHS, retail and hospitality, she helps them explore attitudes to numeracy amongst managers and employees and the impact this has both on productivity and career progression.
Partner Support Coordinator
Ben works with employers including NHS trusts and other organisations across the country to support them with numeracy initiatives. He helps them to run successful projects by delivering workshops, co-ordinating workplace numeracy campaigns and supporting our partners.
He has a degree in geography and a diploma in journalism, along with experience within another charitable organisation.
Project Support Assistant
Oscar sits within the partnership team where he works to support numeracy campaigning and training throughout our health and social care partners.
As well as a politics degree, he brings with him experience from the international development sector and a keen interest in theatre.
Paul has managed the development and launch of the Essentials of Numeracy and the National Numeracy Challenge; he now oversees the project team working on the different development projects within National Numeracy.
Paul has a degree in Mathematics and over 20 years’ business management experience, including roles in buying, marketing and project management.
Anna co-ordinates and manages projects for National Numeracy. Her work includes development and delivery projects, work with the education and health sectors, and managing the charity’s trading arm.
She has a degree in English and a masters in children’s literature. Her previous experience encompasses roles in the FE sector, in communications and in online retail of education resources.
Digital Engagement Manager
Maurice’s role is focused on engaging working people with National Numeracy’s online learning tools and reaching new audiences through digital channels.
He has a degree in evolutionary biology and a masters in ecology. He has worked on digital communications within the third sector for 6 years, with an emphasis on education.
Partner Engagement Manager
Clare has worked in the training and education sector for 22 years in a range of roles, including the delivery of vocational qualifications and as a senior manager in a large Further Education College.
As Partnership Manager for our Department for Education Flexible Learning project, Clare is drawing on her experience to engage working adults in online basic maths skills across a range of different workplace settings.
Paul provides data analysis in all aspects of the organisation, from Challenge statistics, educational projects and numeracy reviews, to surveys, working with external partners and helping to inform marketing strategy.
He is also a freelance data analyst with over 20 years experience in the private sector, with a background in teaching secondary school maths for 6 years.
Cloe’s role is to provide support to the Communications and Marketing & Partnership teams. She works primarily on National Numeracy’s case studies and the planning of National Numeracy Day.
Cloe has a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, spent time studying in France and Colombia and has volunteered for several arts charities.
Communications & Marketing Manager
Rachel helps to change public attitudes towards numeracy and raise its profile among policy makers. She organises the bi-annual Numeracy Forum, handles media enquiries and works on communications campaigns.
She is an accredited PR practitioner and member of the CIPR. She has previously worked within an FE College, the Skills Funding Agency and Education and Training Foundation.
Marketing and Partnership Manager
Stevie's role is to develop and deliver strategies that raise the profile and awareness of National Numeracy, with a focus on promoting the National Numeracy Challenge to partner organisations and the general public.
Digital Communications Coordinator
Kayla is responsible for taking care of our online presence through social media, creating written content, maintaining our website and informing/implementing our marketing strategies.
She has a degree in English and her background is in third sector digital communications. She also worked on the #BeMoreSnail project for Martlets in Brighton.
Operations & Finance
Emily oversees the finance and HR functions as well as general office management. She also works with the team on funding bids and is responsible for reporting to funders.
She has an editorial background including working in educational publishing.
Colin oversees all aspects of finance and banking. He has over 30 years' experience in a range of finance roles across London and Sussex ranging from Rolls Royce to the education sector.
Colin completed his MBA at Brighton University and now lives in West Sussex.
Abbi is executive assistant to the CEO, as well as providing project and schools support. Abbi also works alongside the comms team as events co-ordinator, and assists in our national campaign work.
She completed her education in the Caribbean and was also awarded Eastbourne & Wealden YMCA 2016 Volunteer of the Year.