Rt. Hon. Lord Jim Knight
Chief Education Adviser , TES Global Ltd. – United Kingdom
Jim Knight is the Chief Education Adviser at TES Global Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the Knowledge Lab of the UCL Institute of Education.
Jim’s main policy interests are education, employment, skills and digital technology. He was the longest serving Schools minister in the UK government led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown; he also served as Rural Affairs minister and Employment minister. He attended weekly Cabinet in the year running up to the 2010 General Election, and joined the Lords after that election.
Having co-ordinated Ed Balls Leadership Campaign, he served as shadow DWP minister and shadow DEFRA minister in the House of Lords. As a consultant he worked with TES, Apple, Smart Technologies, EC Harris LLP, and Alderwood Recruitment.
He is a co-owner of XRapid, diagnosing malaria with iPhones. He is trustee at Whole Education, at Jump! Foundation, at the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology, and the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund. He is part of the OECD working group on global competencies for 2030 and the Brookings Institution's Miilions plus 2.0 advisory group.