Team

Dee Saigal

Chief Scribbler

Dee is an award-winning, international creative and writer with six years experience in the ad industry, most recently at TBWA Paris. Dee works on the creative content for E.A.K., the business and strategy, and also approaches individuals and organisations for partnerships.

Leonie Van Der Linde

Chief Pixel Wizard

Leonie graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2012, specialising in graphic design, illustration and animation. Leonie is lead illustrator and animator, and also the creator of E.A.K. merchandise, such as capes and soft toys.

Roger Rajaratnam

Chief Button Presser

Roger is a senior full stack developer with eleven years experience - previously contracting at INTOFILM and Bauer Media. Roger works on the direction of E.A.K.’s learning content and gameplay, and the implementation of levels, game engine and related software.

Jimmy Leach

Chief of Busyness

Jimmy works on digital communications strategy and implementation for governments and organisations, and has worked as Head of Digital Communications at the Prime Minister’s Office and at GEMs Education. Jimmy works on E.A.K.’s strategy, public profile and partnerships.

Lydia Slaughter

Head of Scribblings

Lydia is a PR and copy writing freelancer specialising in the education sector - her experience spans both B2B and B2C. She was previously an account director at Mango Marketing and worked on campaigns for Bett. Lydia works on E.A.K.’s PR and messaging.

Adam Prentice

Assistant Button Presser

Adam is a front end developer who graduated from University of East Anglia in 2014. He started working on E.A.K. six months ago, primarily focusing on the website. Adam has a drive to help others through using his skills, particularly in the mental health and education sectors.

Advisors

Nigel Gardner

Investor / Advisor

Nigel Gardner is a former European Commission spokesman and BBC journalist. He co-founded the leading European affairs consultancy GPlus in Brussels, where he was responsible for directing their corporate growth strategy. Nigel is now Chairman of Flint Global - a business advisory based in London.

Gi Fernando

Investor / Advisor

Gi Fernando is an entrepreneurial engineer and investor. Gi co-founded global social technology leader, Techlightenment, and is founder and partner of Freeformers - a tech company with a unique profit and purpose model. Gi is a Trustee of Apps For Good, Board Director of Booking Bug and Duke of York's IDEA and a member of the Council at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Ian Livingstone CBE

Games Advisor

Ian Livingstone CBE is one of the founding fathers of the UK Games Industry and co-author of The Next Gen. Report - the driving force behind the new UK Computing Curriculum. Ian is a fantasy author and entrepreneur. He co-founded the iconic games company, Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy - a series of roleplaying gamebooks.

Graham Brown Martin

Busyness / Strategy Advisor

Graham Brown Martin is the author of Learning {Re}imagined, the best-selling book on global education. He has had a thirty year career spanning the education, technology and entertainment sectors, and was the founder of Learning without Frontiers, a global think tank that brought together renowned individuals to share ideas about the future of learning.

Liz Hankin

Education Advisor

Liz Hankin is the Director of EdICTs - an education company which provides consultancy to governments, local authorities and individual schools. Liz is a Programme Facilitator for FutureLab Education, supporting a nationwide initiative to develop innovative practice in schools and is also a Strategy Consultant for Oasis IT Services.

Lord Jim Knight

Education Advisor

Jim Knight is Chief Education Advisor at TES Global. He was the longest serving Schools minister in the last Labour Government, and also served as Rural Affairs minister and Employment minister. Jim is a Visiting professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education, chair of Tinder Foundation and deputy chair of the Nominet Trust.