Our team

Toby Salt, Zen Educate adviser

Toby Salt

Adviser

Toby was the Chief Executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, one of the first MATs, where he doubled the number of schools and raised education standards. Toby has also recently retired from being the CEO of the AQA. He has previously worked in the DfE Innovation Unit and as Deputy CEO of the NCTL.

Charlie Taylor, Zen Educate adviser

Charlie Taylor

Adviser

Charlie was the inaugural Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) where he was responsible for overseeing teacher training and professional conduct. Prior to the NCTL, Charlie was the Headteacher at The Willows Special School and a DfE expert adviser on behaviour.

Helen Woodward, Zen Educate adviser

Helen Woodward

Adviser

Helen was previously head of school improvement at the DfE, programme leader for the NPQH at The University of Manchester and has held lead roles in local authorities across the North West. Her leadership consultancy and coaching are sought after by school leaders in the UK and overseas.

Kristen Shannon, Zen Educate adviser

Kristen Shannon

Adviser

Kristen has held various senior roles at Ark School including Head of Recruitment and the Head of Operations at Ark Teacher Training. Kristen has a passion for education and a deep understanding of the challenges surrounding recruiting and retaining great teachers.

Slava Kremerman, Zen Educate Co-founder & CEO

Slava Kremerman

Co-founder & CEO

Slava was a member of the Leadership Team at Nutmeg, one of the UK’s most successful technology startups. He has a passion for technology and believes it can be used to make a transformative difference in schools. Slava currently focuses on steering the overall vision and values of the company.

Oren Cohen, Zen Educate Co-founder

Oren Cohen

Co-founder

Oren most recently ran the UK office of Optimizely, a prominent and highly-successful Silicon Valley technology company. He focuses his time on making sure we provide a standout service to both schools and teachers.

Lee Cowles, Board Director

Lee Cowles

Board Director

Lee supports the management team with strategy and governance. Lee is an experienced technology CEO having been part of the early team of Betfair and currently leading BoilerJuice. Prior to his tech career, Lee worked in manufacturing and as a marine engineer in the Royal Navy.

Benoit Wirz, Zen Educate Adviser

Benoit Wirz

Board Director

Ben is passionate about helping improve education through technology and runs the largest Ed tech investment fund in Europe.

Lucy Arkwright

Lucy Arkwright

Head of School Success

Lucy has worked at start-up technology companies in human resources and marketing and supported a variety of children's charities with a passion for providing young people the best start in life. At Zen Educate, Lucy focuses on ensuring we provide the best possible support for our Schools.

Amy Holdsworth

Amy Holdsworth

Talent Acquisition

Amy is a talent acquisition specialist with a background in agency headhunting across a wide range of industries. She is passionate about matching people with opportunities to grow their careers, and watching them build businesses that make a difference.

Daryl Cheah

Daryl Cheah

Head of Teacher Success

Daryl is an ex-M&A solicitor from New Zealand. He previously led growth for Sidekicker, a leading jobs platform across Australia and New Zealand. Daryl helps ensure schools have the teachers they need.

Jono Hey

Jono Hey

Chief Product Officer

Jono is an experienced product manager and customer experience designer. He ran UX and design at Nutmeg and has studied and taught design and strategy in the UK and San Francisco.

Anjali Krishnan

Anjali Krishnan

Head of Marketing

Anjali is an experienced marketing professional with 9+ years of experience in technology start-ups. Previously Anjali was the B2B Marketing Director for fashion commerce platform Zilingo, overseeing marketing strategy for India and ASEAN.

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