Director of Learning Technology
Kirsten has worked within the HE sector for over twenty years progressing to senior leadership roles at the University of Bath. She has a BA (Hons) in Anthropology & European Studies as well as ILM Level 5 in Strategic Leadership and Management. With a love of consistently learning new skills Kirsten has transferred her knowledge and experience into the online learning space and technology and is passionate about creating a high quality user experience for future DYT participants.
Director of Programmes
Richard has a wealth of learning and development experience across sectors, having served in the Army for sixteen years and subsequently in the healthcare sector for twelve years, firstly as the director of training at a medical royal college and then as a consultant providing programme management and business development expertise to an e-learning community interest company. He is a parent of children with SEND and understands how essential excellent teaching is to the outcomes of those with SEN and literacy difficulties and is passionate about making a difference.
Head of Innovation and Learning
Inspired by working at a special school, Kelly completed a specialist qualification in teaching learners with literacy difficulties. Since then, she has worked in Primary and Secondary mainstream as a teaching assistant, Further Education as a manager, and Higher Education as a specialist one-to-one teacher. She has been a SENDCo in two preparatory schools.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Abby has worked in marketing within the charity sector for over seven years, with experience in various roles focused around digital marketing, advertising and communications. After graduating from University of Portsmouth with a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies, Abby was eager to make a difference to young people across the UK.
Charlie has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 13 years in a variety of financial and operational roles, more recently within a specialist young people's domestic violence service and family court team. Her passion for supporting children of all abilities reach their full potential grew from teaching sensory yoga and art classes to pre-school children and more recently as a play volunteer at an after-school service for children with SEND.
Daksha is a highly talented Programme Management professional who has worked with Tier 1 investment banks, pharma, FMCG companies, Tech, Fortune 500, as well as NGOs. She has a breadth of experience in implementing learning programmes across a variety of digital solutions and implement highly efficient programmes to support the execution of key business objectives. Daksha is excited to be contributing to the delivery of DYT’s charitable aims by supporting the work of the Education team.
Chris originally trained as an applied psychologist and has worked across the private, public and charitable sector for over fifteen years. He has particular expertise in special educational needs and disability, and organisational psychology. He is a primary Chair of Governors, Trustee of the Astrea Academy Trust, member of the literacy sub-committee of the Hastings Opportunity Area and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Married to Geoff, Chris lives in Berkshire and has interests which include cycling, wine and twentieth century art. Chris’ real passion is his Labrador, Dolly.