FRIDAY 1 FEB 2019 12:22 PM


Education technology expert RM Education has appointed two heavyweight business leaders to ensure the company’s continued growth and development within the EdTech sector.

In January 2019, Jeremy Cooper was appointed as RM Education’s new managing director, joining the company from the international EdTech company Blackboard. At the same time, Simon Carter joined RM Education as marketing and propositions director, having previously worked in senior marketing roles at organisations including Fujitsu, Thomas Cook and the Post Office.

RM Education helps schools save time, save money and improve the impact of technology on teaching and learning. It is a supplier of software and services, working in partnership with thousands of schools to improve outcomes for all learners. These two high-profile appointments reflect RM’s commitment to the education sector – building its leadership team to ensure outstanding service to its customers and continued growth.

Cooper has significant experience in board level positions in the educational sector. He has worked in the US and UK, and most recently he was VP Europe for Blackboard – the educational technology company headquartered in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he spent a number of years with Hobsons plc – most recently as managing director UK and Europe and head of international. He led the international admissions and advising business, focusing on growing Hobsons outside of the US market in established and emerging markets.

Carter is a marketing authority, having managed high-profile brands in a variety of sectors, from technology to travel, for both clients and agencies where he has held senior marketing and commercial roles. For seven years, Carter was VP and head of field marketing across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa for Fujitsu, and has held leadership positions with Thomas Cook, the Post Office, Virgin, EDF Energy and NatWest Bank.

Cooper says, “This is an incredibly exciting time for RM. EdTech is central to ensuring the best possible outcomes for learners, and education providers want dependable, top-class and easy-to-use technology to facilitate this. Building on our 40 year heritage RM is now entering a new era developing new products and solutions to help even more schools and institutions.”

Carter adds, “I am delighted to be joining RM Education at this exciting time, and the education agenda has never been more important. I believe that my experience working with some of the UK’s major brands will help me better articulate the amazing capabilities that RM Education has to help education leaders meet today’s challenges – from getting more from stretched budgets, to using technology to relinquish the workloads of teachers, all while keeping pupils safe.”