About Us

Helena Renfrew Knight

Helena has worked as an adviser to the UK’s Department for Education, Futurelab, BECTA, the BBC and as an inspector for the UK education inspectorate, OFSTED.  She has been a Senior Associate at the Innovation Unit, Associate Principal at ITN Consulting and is Director of Scintilla Associates. Helena began her career as a strategy consultant specialised in the media and telecoms sectors and worked for Spectrum Strategy Consultants, Andersen Consulting and Booz.Allen & Hamilton. 

Subsequently she has developed a particular interest in the use of multimedia to increase engagement in the classroom and has worked with schools, local authorities, nationally and internationally on developing innovative practices, supporting school improvement  and facilitating the use of ICT in schools.  

Helena holds a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD in France. She is a trained Co-active coach. She speaks fluent Italian and conversational French. She is a Trustee of the Leys & St Faith’s Foundation.

Jonathan Knight

After twelve years as a management consultant, Jonathan Knight has been working since 2003 in adult learning, primarily corporate training, as Chief Executive of Prendo and Ososim, a learning technology and simulations company. 

Previously, at Accenture,  he was lead partner for educational publishers such as Pearson and McGraw Hill, and became deeply involved in the online learning market as one of the original members of the EU’s eLearning Industry Core Group.  In 2001 he became the founding Director in Europe of Accenture Learning. His responsibilities included developing the strategy for Accenture Learning in Europe and directing Accenture’s global alliance with Pearson, and its corporate training arm, FT Knowledge.

Jonathan is a former President of the UK INSEAD Alumni Association, member of the INSEAD UK Council and of INSEAD’s Advisory Committee for Management Education. He has an MBA from INSEAD, France and a Masters degree from Cambridge University. He also holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance from London Business School.

Our Associates

We work with a wide  network of Associates who bring their expertise to particular projects.  These include primary and secondary school practitioners, leadership development experts, coaches, international education researchers, and education technology advisers.

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