Inspire every child to create their best digital future
About the Foundation
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a not-profit organisation. Our vision is to inspire every child to create their best digital future.
The Foundation was legally established with the support of our founding partners in September 2016. We became fully operational on 18th October 2016 and mark this as our birthday (with plenty of cake). Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a UK based organisation and redistributes the bulk of any surplus money generated into providing free devices to exceptional micro:bit educational programmes across the globe.
The Foundation employs a small team located in different locations across the UK and the world. You can meet us at events such as BETT or drop us an email – we love talking micro:bit.
Gareth Stockdale CEO
Jonny Austin CTO
Kavita Kapoor COO
Hal Speed Chief of Global Engagement
Pauline Marshall Project Manager
Emma SmartComms and Logistics
Howard Baker Education Researcher
Jose Scodiero Latin America (Brazil)
David Whale Wizard
Roz Sutton Project Manager
Carlos Pereira Atencio Software Engineer
Mark WilliamsTech Support Engineer
Rachel Lancaster Head of Product and Channels
Sam Kent Graduate Software Engineer
Russell Marriott Head of Fundraising
Waris Candra Head of Asia
Ross Lowe Web Content Engineer
Hellen Norman Wordsmith
Lorraine Underwood Sorcerer
Joe Finney Device Software Lead
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors are chosen for their expertise in technology, education and for running not-for-profit organisations. They are accountable in law for the work of the Foundation.
Michelle Richmond Director, the IET
Adam Leach Director, Nominet
Richard Leftley CEO, MicroEnsure
Cerys Griffiths Creative Director, BBC Learning