Jonathan Simons

Jonathan is the Director of Education at policy and communications consultancy Public First.

He has worked in education policy in and around government for almost fifteen years including most recently as Director of Policy at the global education foundation Varkey Foundation, and previously to that as Head of Education at Policy Exchange, as Head of Education Strategy for Serco UK, and as Head of Education in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under both Gordon Brown and David Cameron.

He is a Trustee of Astrea Multi Academy Trust, and of Ambition Institute, and is Chair of the LGB of Ark Greenwich Free School where he was part of the proposer group since its opening in 2012.