Al Kingsley, CEO, NetSupport, UK
Al describes himself as a man of two hats, with one he the is CEO of the EdTech company, NetSupport, with almost 30 years' experience in educational technology and digital safeguarding.
With his other, and with a personal passion for education and, in particular EdTech, governance and raising organisational performance, Al has undertaken numerous roles in education, including currently being Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust and chair of an Alternative Provision Academy. He is also chair of his regions Governors' Leadership Group and chairs the regional SEND Board. Al has also served for the last 12 years as a co-opted member of his local Authorities Children and Education Scrutiny committee.
With 20+ years of governance experience, Al also sits on the Regional Schools Commissioner's Advisory Board for the East of England and North London, is an FED Council member, acting as co-chairs on two of the workstreams developing a long-term plan for education. He was also elected chair of the BESA EdTech Group, chair of his regions Employment and Skills Board and Digital Poverty Alliance and apprenticeship ambassador.
A well-known face in EdTech around the world, Al is also the author of "My Secret #EdTech Diary" and Co-Author of “A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education”. Al writes and speaks internationally on the effective use of Educational Technology and more broadly developing a vision for a long term plan for education.