Macat Bulletin:
Macat welcomes three additions to our Board of Directors

December 2021

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The past 2 years have confirmed what Macat has always known: talent matters. Whether we are in the office or working remotely, your colleagues, their knowledge and expertise, are a vital part of a company’s success. To this end, Macat is delighted to announce three appointments to our Board of Directors each of whom brings a wealth of insight and experience and will join current board members, CEO and Founder Salah Khalil and Chairman Mark Anderson, in Macat’s effort to deliver quality critical thinking learning at scale. 

Fatima Dada’s varied and noted career in education has seen her move across the industry from publishing to strategy and examinations. Currently Director of Oxford Education and Co-Chair of the board for Oxford AQA Qualifications, Fatima is committed to delivering innovative learning methods. Alongside this, she puts her knowledge to work as a Non-Executive Director at the NGO BRAC delivering support and empowerment to marginalised communities in Asia and Africa. 

 

As a former Labour Minister for Schools and Employment, Lord Jim Knight is acutely aware of the intricacies in the relationship between education and employment. Now a member of the Privy Council and the House of Lords, Jim brings his knowledge of strategic policy and the inter-relationship of education, skills and employment policy.  In 2017, Jim co-founded the TES Institute for the delivery of blended and digital learning to teachers expressing his commitment to the deployment of high-quality digital technology to deliver learning and other public services. 

 

Finally, Simon Lebus joins Macat’s Board of Directors further expanding upon his long list of influential positions.  Simon’s experience spans educational technology and curriculum delivery; he has most notably used this in his 16-year tenure as Chief Executive at Cambridge Assessment. While at Cambridge Assessment, Simon took the company from being a largely domestic exam board to an international one present in over 170 countries with over 2,500 members of staff. 

 

We welcome our new directors and are excited to get their input and guidance as we continue in our mission to make high-quality critical thinking assessments and development available globally.