FED Council Member: Craig Fenton is a business leader and entrepreneur who has worked in the technology industry for 20 years. He leads Strategy & Operations for Google in UK and Ireland, is an investor in and mentor of several start ups, and founded his own record label to give young artists from lower socio economic areas their start in music.
Craig has a podcast and YouTube channel called Coffee, Eggs & Inspiration where he interviews inspiring leaders about their story. Craig grew up in New Zealand and lives in London, where he and his family have been based now for more than 20 years.
“In a world of constant change, preparing the young (and not so young) to imagine a future they can then create has never been more important. The ability to thrive in ambiguity, see around the corners, adapt and innovate are the superpowers of today, and we need to release our brilliant teachers from the shackles of an outdated system designed for standardisation and conformity of a post industrial revolution era long past. The future is about fearless experimentation, driven by curiosity of a future we cannot predict, and the courage to fail brilliantly as we find our way. The work of the FED helps uis reimagine an education that will propel us into an exciting future.”