Advisory Board

Meet our new Higher Education Advisory Board

The Ahead by Bett Advisory Board is made up of a variety of Higher Education leaders from across the education ecosystem to represent a cross-section of roles. They act as a sounding board for our plans and ideas for the show, as well as helping us shape the programmes to ensure we are meeting the needs of our visitors and exhibitors.

Alex Denley

Director of Innovation and Transformation

London South Bank University

Dr Gill Ferrell

Programme Director / Relationship Manager

1EdTech / EUNIS

Dr Maren Deepwell

Chief Executive

Association for Learning Technology

Julie Stone

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor/Director

University of Derby Online Learning

Ken Harley

UK Sales Director, Education

Amazon Web Services UK Ltd

Mel Gomes

Head of IT Commercial Management and Contracts

Royal Holloway, University of London

Michael Dunmore

Education Technology Strategist


Prof Perry Hobson


Breda University (BUas), The Netherlands

Sarah Hallam

Faculty Lead- Technology-Enhanced Learning

Edge Hill University


Sarah Knight

Head of Learning and Teaching Transformation - Higher Education



Shabana Akhtar

Associate Director of Planning and Business Intelligence

University of London

Sian Thomas

Events Lead


Stuart Walker

Head of Education

Intel – UK & Ireland


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