CEO Education and Co-Founder, Global Equality Collective (GEC)
Nic Ponsford FRSA is the Co-Founder and CEO, Education of the GEC (Global Equality Collective), a grassroots movement of 15K+, a Collective of 400+ subject matter experts and creator of the award-winning GEC App, the world's first diversity and inclusion app for schools and businesses. Nic is also Director of Edtech UK, the national independent organisation, advisory forum and strategic body and is Editor of the digital publication, Edtech UK Magazine. In addition to this, Nic is a MSc in Digital Pedagogy lecturer at Leeds Beckett university, Previously an AST and award-winning teacher and Harvard author ('TechnoTeaching'), she is now an educational and technology thought leader. Whilst studying her Doctorate, she has recently been an EdTech50 Judge and headhunted for both a central roles with the Dfe Edtech Demonstrator Programme (2020-21) offering peer-to-peer support via 48 nationwide Demonstrator schools and colleges, and is now the Dfe Assistive Technology Training Pilot (which aims to grow and develop the use of assistive technology to support children and young people with SEND across 80 mainstream schools). Nic is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist on closing gaps for the most vulnerable, #techforgood & #futureofwork, and all things diversity and inclusion in education.