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 business and strategy for E.A.K., the creative content for E.A.K., 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.

Rajeev Singh

Chief Button Presser

Rajeev is a Technical Architect and Robotics Engineer. He has over twelve years experiences in designing, developing and deploying architectures and infrastructure for software applications. Rajeev works on the design and implementation of E.A.K.'s 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 Comms 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. in the summer of 2016, primarily focusing on the website. Adam has a drive to help others through using his skills, particularly in the mental health and education sectors.

Craig Steele

Chief of Enlightenment

Craig is a digital learning specialist and leads the CoderDojo Scotland network, having set up the first CoderDojo in Scotland in 2012. He has created an interactive coding experience at CBBC Live, and worked on the development of BBC's micro:bit. Craig creates E.A.K.'s epic lesson plans.

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.

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.

Gi Fernando

Investor / Advisor

Gi Fernando is an entrepreneurial engineer and active angel investor. Gi co-founded global social technology leader, Techlightenment, and is Chairman of Freeformers - a company that helps young people from all backgrounds to develop high impact digital skills. Gi is a Trustee of Apps For Good and sits on Nesta's Digital Makers Panel.

Graham Brown-Martin

Busy-ness / 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.

Mounir Muowad

Strategy Advisor

Mounir heads up strategy and operations for Google's consumer payments business in EMEA. He has worked across a variety of roles in e-commers, managing some of Google's biggest clients in Europe, and also worked at Amazon in the UK. Mounir holds a computer engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from London Business School.