Stephen is a serial and compulsive disruptor in learning tech. His company DLA, founded 2015, specialises in transforming the education of the modern connected learner. Special focus is on digital content solutions in ELT, and on serving Global South and refugee communities. Current refugee education projects are in camps in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, creating syllabus and simple digital solutions for populations of >1mn.
Stephen writes widely on learning technology in publications such as THES, FT, Observatory on Borderless HE and Global Insight. As Board Chair (2014-18) at Africa’s largest scaled learning provider, Eneza Education, his achievements included enrolling >5mn sub-Saharan school learners to paid-for mobile content at ¢1 per day, and establishing Cote d’Ivoire’s childhood literacy programme by mobile for the Ministere de l’Education Nationale in Abidjan.
Stephen is a graduate of King’s College Cambridge, The School of Oriental & African Studies at London University, and Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund of New York. He lives in London and has three children, who all attend local state schools.