Meet the Team


Managing Director

John has worked in education for more than three decades, as a primary teacher and headteacher (principal), in local and central government, in the private sector as a business development manager and education specialist across Emerging Markets with Cisco Systems, and as an international EdTech consultant. John led the prestigious Glow Project in Scotland from inception, through consultation, design, procurement and implementation.

He is uniquely able to combine a distinctive philosophy of learning with a deep knowledge of education and an authoritative grasp of education network design, education infrastructures and digital pedagogies.


Business Development Partner

Andy is a specialist in the Learning Technology sector with wide experience gathered from senior management roles in the commercial and public sector. He has been a secondary teacher of IT and department head, and has worked for a wide variety of public and private sector organizations, including Apple UK, the BBC, Learning and Teaching Scotland (now Education Scotland) and the Scottish Government.

Andy brings a unique blend of experience and knowledge from across education to the work of I Am Learner. He combines a deep knowledge of Scottish education with a truly internationalist perspective.


Our International Partners

We have the privilege of working with two prestigious organizations, GoToMarket Group & Partners, headed by Jochen Berbuer (based in Dusseldorf, Germany) and Blacklin Associates, headed by Scott Blacklin and Elizabeth Hughes-Blacklin (based in Washington DC, USA).

Both specialize in supporting start-ups and established businesses to spread their wings. GTM brings deep industry expertise to work with technology vendors and channel partners to find new markets. Blacklin brings decades of experience in working with major funding mechanisms to help companies reach markets across Emerging Markets not previously within their grasp.


We are an ethical and open consultancy that puts the needs of
learners, teachers, clients and partners before financial gain.
Our background is education! Our motivation is education!

Please read: I Am Learner

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20/10 – Russell Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5PP


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