Tracey is currently an independent non executive director on the boards of TP ICAP plc and the All England Netball Association. Until December 2020, she was CEO, Europe and Americas and CEO, Private Bank at Standard Chartered Bank. Tracy held a range of executive positions at Standard Chartered since joining in 1985 having worked in both the UK and Hong Kong within Retail, Commercial and Corporate Banking, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources and Compliance.
Until December 2020 she was also Chair of the Supervisory Board (Aufsichtsrat) of Standard Chartered AG, the Chairperson of Standard Chartered Yatirim Bankasi Turk AS and Director of Zodia Holdings Ltd. She has also served as an independent Director on the boards of TheCityUK, Inmarsat plc, Sky plc, and eaga plc. Tracy holds an MBA from Henley Management College and Brunel University.
Founder and Director
Having enjoyed a career in the Financial Markets Sector spanning over 20 years, Eddy conceived and founded SchoolOnline. As a father of three school aged children, he is passionate about education and addressing the ever growing educational attainment gap faced by disadvantaged children. Eddy hopes to level the playing field so that quality educational material is available to all children across the UK.
Patricia has deep experience of working with boards, both public and private, particularly in relation to succession planning and change management. Having started her career as a journalist, she founded Lygon Group, the board search firm, in 2008. In addition to her board search work, Patricia is also a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and is passionate about education and improving the lives of young people.
As a teacher since 1995, Kevin 2010 to 2021 was Headmaster of an Independent Schools Trust in South West London. From 2021, Chief Executive of a Group of Independent Schools, educating pupils aged 3 to 16, based in London. Governor of an Independent Schools Trust educating pupils 3 to 18. Served four years as a Member of Council of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools, for which he also chaired the Sports Committee.
Current Chair of the Independent Schools Association Cross Association Sports Committee. Advised the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education on enhancing educational opportunities for especially Primary School children. Served on the Expert Committee which rewrote the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Physical Education. Advised the Under Secretary for Public Health on the National Obesity Strategy, and the Minister of State for Children and Families on the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling. Contributor to publications including The Telegraph and The Spectator.
Kate is CEO of Challenge Partners, an England-wide, practitioner-led school improvement charity. Kate is passionate about education and social justice. Her belief in the ability of children and adults to develop themselves and others, and to transform the world around them, is at the heart of all she does.
Kate’s previous roles include Executive Director of Southwark Teaching School Alliance and Chief Programme Officer at The Future Leaders Trust. She worked as a leadership development and governance consultant for ASCL, Ambition School Leadership, and her own venture, Empowering School Leaders. Kate began her career and spent 11 years in the UK Department for Education, where she led the Labour government's flagship National Challenge Programme and worked with Mike Tomlinson to develop far-reaching proposals for 14-19 curriculum and qualifications reform.
Kate has volunteered as a school governor and trustee for more than a decade and is currently a trustee at STEP Academy Trust.
Kate is Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of the Leading Women's Alliance, which empowers and enables more women to take up senior positions in education. She holds a PhD in education policy from the European University Institute in Florence, and was awarded an OBE for services to education in the 2020 New Year’s Honours.